Alliance C - Christians for Germany
|Alliance C - Christians for Germany|
|Party leader||Karin Heepen|
|Federal Managing Director||Daniel graves|
|Federal Treasurer||Antje Steffes
Friedemann Hetz (Deputy)
March 28, 2015 (Association)
|Place of foundation||
|newspaper||IMPRESSION - the magazine for politics from Alliance C|
|Seats in state parliaments|
|Number of members||1200|
|Minimum age||16 years|
|Proportion of women||45%|
Alliance C was founded in 2015 through the merger of the Christian fundamentalist parties, the Biblical Christians Party and the AUF - Party for Work, Environment and Family . It is a member of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM). With the transfer of a member of parliament, Alliance C was represented in the European Parliament from October 2018 until the 2019 European elections .
Alliance C, according to its own admission, is based on Christian ethics and principles that have shaped the free, democratic constitutional state. The party advocates “Christian-conservative positions in family, social, educational and foreign policy”, including in particular the “fight against abortion and gender mainstreaming positions, as well as idealizing marriage and family as a godly bond between men and woman who understands the introduction of an educational salary for parents, the support of the homeschooling idea, a strengthening of nations and criticism of international or supranational alliances such as the UN and the EU as well as unconditional support for Israel's right to exist ”. Your predecessor organizations belonged to the Christian fundamentalist spectrum.
The Party of Biblical Christians (PBC) was founded in 1989 by Pastor Gerhard Heinzmann . The party ran for Bundestag, Landtag and European elections, but was rarely able to achieve results above 0.5%. In 2006 an attempt was made to merge the PBC with the similarly Christian-oriented small parties, the German Center Party and the Ecological Democratic Party, under the name “Aufbruch 2009”. The attempt initially failed, and the supporters of the merger idea founded the UP - Party for Work, Environment and Family (UP). After the AUF did not achieve any noteworthy election results either, the two parties PBC and AUF came closer from 2010, which finally led to the merger under the name "Alliance C". At the general election in 2013 the PBC with the support of AT participated in two provinces. At the PBC member congress, over ninety percent voted in favor of the merger, and at the AUF party congress over eighty percent of the delegates were in favor of the merger. In the strike ballot, 95.0% of the participating members of the PBC and 78.7% of the participating members of the AUF voted for the merger.
Since 2015 Alliance C
At their founding party conference in Fulda at the end of March 2015, the parties AUF and PBC merged to form “Alliance C - Christians for Germany - AUF & PBC”. Ole Steffes from Dresden (formerly PBC) and Karin Heepen from Erfurt (formerly AUF) were elected federal chairmen with equal rights.
The party stood for the first time in the state elections in Baden-Württemberg in 2016 and achieved 0.7% in the state constituency of Enz . In the state elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2016 , she received 842 votes, which corresponds to 0.1% of the vote. In the local elections in Lower Saxony in 2016 , the party was able to win a mandate in Wedemark and Bad Essen . At the party congress on October 22nd, 2016, the members decided to delete the suffix "AUF & PBC".
A candidate for the 2017 Bundestag election with eight state lists failed due to a lack of support signatures, so that the party was only able to put forward direct candidates in four constituencies. These achieved results between 0.2% and 0.4% of the first votes.
In autumn 2018, MEP Arne Gericke joined Alliance C. Gericke was elected for the family party in 2014 and initially switched to the free voters in mid-2017 . Gericke has been an individual member of the ECPM since 2014 , to which Alliance C also belongs.
Federal party congresses
|Founding party conference||March 28, 2015||Fulda|
|Party congress (federal program, amendment to the statutes)||October 22, 2016||Eisenach|
|Party congress (election of the board)||October 21, 2017||Hünfeld|
|Party congress (candidate election for European elections)||October 6, 2018||Fulda|
|Delegate Congress (European election program)||February 10, 2019||Bad Blankenburg|
|vice-chairman||Mathias Scheuschner, Ute Büschkens-Schmidt|
|Treasurer||Antje Steffes, Friedemann Hetz (deputy)|
|Assessor||Hermann Bohnenkamp, Victoria Schneider, Johann Sliwa, Thomas Wiethe|
Alliance C currently has regional associations in the following 7 federal states:
|Regional association||Chairman||vice-chairman||Treasurer||Assessor||Secretary General||Number of members||Establishment date||Municipal mandates||Result of the last election
of the state parliament
|Result of the last
Bundestag election 2013 (PBC)
|in Baden-Württemberg||Jürgen Graalfs||Rainer Simon, Detlef Damaschke||Friedemann Hetz||Torsten Krause, Peter Uhrmeister||800||2015||0||0.0% ( 2016 )||0.2%|
|in Bavaria||Verena Thümmel||Johann Sliwa||Johannes Gascho||Sven Pilz, Arno Schellartz, Manfred Steinel, Jörg Werner||2015||0||well *||well *|
|in Hessen||Andrea Rehwald||Dieter Rühl, Edgar Winand||Wolfgang Peuckert||Gabriele Löber, Peter Schäfer, Samuel-LW Christoph Kambor-Jacob||95||2016||0||0.1% ( 2018 )||well *|
|in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania||Christian Hauser||Ute Büschkens-Schmidt, Peter Stockhaus||Manfred Schmidt||Gabriele Kohlstedt, Peter Reizlein||Matthias Kohlstedt||2015||3||0.1% ( 2016 )||well *|
|in Lower Saxony||Thomas Wiethe||Klaus Dieter Schlottmann, Katrin Henze-Beushausen||Emil Weigand||Harald Baumgart, Hermann Bohnenkamp, Thorsten Wegner||2015||3||0.0% ( 2017 )||0.1%|
|in Rhineland-Palatinate||Andreas Lothar Wolff||Volker Giese, Barbara Rinder||Ernst Maier||Christoph Carius, Michael-Bernd Knögel, Elvira Grebe, Klaus Müller||2015||0||well *||well *|
|in Saxony||Thomas Lamowski||2015||0||well *||well *|
Two other state associations are no longer listed by Alliance C:
Federal working groups
Alliance C currently has 3 federal working groups:
- "Family and right to life"
- "Economy and Finance"
- "Media and Education Policy"
The following table shows the state elections in which the party Alliance C has run since it was founded in 2015.
In 2004, the PBC won a district council mandate in the Güstrow district. The mandate holder later transferred to the AUF and was able to hold the mandate in 2014, and most recently in the municipal elections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 2019 under the name of Bündnis C in the newly tailored, larger district of Rostock . In addition, the party was able to hold a seat in the municipality of Kuchelmiß in the 2019 local elections .
In the Saarland, the AUF achieved a seat on the Mettlach municipal council in the 2014 local elections . In 2019 the party no longer took part. In the Mettlach district of Wehingen , 2 seats in the local council could be held in the 2019 election, but under the old name AUF.
In the local elections in Lower Saxony in 2016 , Alliance C won seats for the first time. Two seats were won in the municipal elections, one in Bad Essen , the other in Wedemark . In Hellendorf , 11.9% were achieved. With 15.3%, the party also got a local council seat there. The mandate in Gifhorn , which the PBC won in the 2011 local elections , was lost.
With the change of party of the German MP Arne Gericke , Alliance C was represented with a seat in the European Parliament since October 2018 . However, this mandate was lost in 2019, as the party only achieved 0.2% in the European elections and thus not the number of votes required for a seat in parliament.
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- "The work of the regional association was transferred to the Politics Needs Christians initiative on November 25, 2019 and is the work of the active members of Alliance C in Schleswig-Holstein." About us. In: politik-c-sh.de, accessed on January 10, 2020.
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- Election of the district councils of the districts in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on September 4, 2011. (PDF) Preliminary result (electoral area: Central Mecklenburg, district). (No longer available online.) In : kreis-gue.de. September 5, 2011, formerly in the original ; accessed on July 25, 2019 (no mementos). ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )
- Municipal Council. Distribution of seats in the municipal council. Local election results of May 25, 2014 ( Memento of February 28, 2015 in the Internet Archive ). In: mettlach.de, accessed on July 25, 2019.
- Local council members of the Mettlach community ( Memento from May 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
- Lower Saxony: Preliminary results of municipal elections ( Memento from September 19, 2016 in the Internet Archive ).
- Wedemark municipality - municipal elections 2016. In: wedemark.wahlen-aktuell.de, accessed on January 10, 2020.
- Result of the Hellendorf locality selection 2016. Final result. In: wedemark.wahlen-aktuell.de, accessed on January 10, 2020.
- 2011 - Council election. Result. (No longer available online.) In: stadt-gifhorn.de. 2011, archived from the original on January 13, 2012 ; Retrieved July 25, 2019 (836 votes, 1.76%).
- Arne Gericke: Alliance C for Christian-Innovative Politics in Europe. In: arne-gericke.eu. Arne Gericke, October 16, 2018, accessed April 2, 2019 .