|Historical leaders||Jean Duvieusart (first)|
Jean-Charles Snoy et d'Oppuers (last)
|Founded||August 18, 1945|
|Preceded by||Catholic Party|
Catholic Flemish People's Party
|Succeeded by||Christen-Democratisch en Vlaams,|
Christian Social Party
|European affiliation||Christian Democrat group|
|International affiliation||Christian Democrat International|
At the end of World War II, on 18–19 August 1945 the Parti Social Chrétien-Christelijke Volkspartij (CVP-PSC) was founded under the presidency of August de Schryver as the successor to the Catholic Party.
In 1968, the party divided along linguistic lines, forming the Francophone Christian Social Party (Parti Social Chrétien) in Wallonia and the Flemish Christian People's Party (Christelijke Volkspartij) in Flanders.
|1949||2,190,895||43.6||13||1st||Christian Social-Liberal coalition|
|1958||2,465,549||46.5||9||1st||Minority government until November 1958, later Christian Social-Liberal coalition|
|1961||2,182,642||41.5||8||1st||Christian Social-Socialist coalition|
|1965||1,785,211||34.5||19||1st||Christian Social-Socialist coalition until March 1966, later Christian Social-Liberal coalition|
|1968||1,643,785||31.8||8||1st||Christian Social-Socialist coalition|
...centrist Christian-Democrats all split into Flemish and French-speaking parties in the late 1960s and 70s.