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Conservative Democratic Party of Switzerland (BDP / PBD)

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[BDP, Switzerland] images by M. Schmöger, 2 December 2015
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BDP (Bürgerlich-Demokratische Partei Schweiz)
PBD (Parti bourgeois démocratique Suisse)
PBD (Partito borghese democratico Svizzera)
PBD (Partida burgais democratica Svizra)
(Conservative Democratic Party of Switzerland)

The BDP/PBD was founded in 2008 as a more moderate scission from the right-conservative SVP / UDC. The party has its strongholds in the German-speaking parts of Switzerland, particularly in Graubünden, Bern and Glarus. Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf since 2008 (presumably only until the end of 2015) is member of the Swiss government for the BDP.

The party symbol consists of a black and a yellow field, the latter one charged with the party abbreviation.

The flag is white with the (German-language) symbol [1,2,3].

Beach flags

[PBD, Switzerland] image by M. Schmöger, 2 December 2015

There is also a beach flag, white with the symbol [4,5].
M. Schmöger, 2 December 2015

Graubünden cantonal party section

[PBD, Switzerland] images by M. Schmöger, 2 December 2015

The cantonal party section of Graubünden uses a beach flag, white, with a yellow border and the party symbol; in this case the black field of the symbol contains a white ibex as a reference to the cantonal coat-of-arms, and the party abbreviation is bilingual (BDP PBD) [6].
M. Schmöger, 2 December 2015