The People's Party (Spanish: Partido Popular [paɾˈtiðo popuˈlaɾ] ; known mostly by its acronym, PP) is a conservative and Christian-democratic political party in Spain. The People's Party was a 1989 re-foundation of People's Alliance (AP), a party led by former minister of the dictatorship Manuel Fraga and founded back in 1976 as alliance of post-Francoist proto-parties.
The ÖVP is a member of the International Democrat Union and the European People's Party. It sits with the EPP group in the European Parliament ; of Austria's 19 MEPs , 7 are members of the ÖVP. An unofficial successor to the Christian Social Party of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the ÖVP was founded immediately following the re-establishment of the Republic of Austria in 1945.