The Federal Democratic Union was founded in 1975. It is an ultra-conservative Christian party.
It has had some success in Bern and won its first seat in parliament in 1991. Although the party is active in several cantons, it has not been able to build up its strength further. It achieved just 1.3 per cent of the votes in the 2003 and 2007 elections.
Seats in the House of Representatives: 1
Seats in the Senate: 0