As a Christian-democratic party in the Netherlands, we have a long-standing relationship with the Christian Peoples Alliance. They have made a valuable contribution to Christian Democracy in Europe. We have met in the CPA a party with a mature programme and an honest concern for the well being of people.
Christian Democracy starts with values which are important for society and then translates this into social policy - a social policy that does not start with the governmental institutions, but starts at the level of the people, their families and communities. As Christian Democrats we always ask ourselves what the consequences of policy would be for this fabric of society.
The CPA stands in this same way of thinking as many Christian Democrat parties around the globe. From the Philippines to Sweden, from Chile to the Netherlands; everywhere there are people who recognise that these Christian Democrat ideas make sense. Now you will have the same opportunity as them to vote for Christian Democracy.
Andre RouvoetFormer Deputy Dutch Prime Minister