The CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany), currently the largest party in Germany, is often referred to as the "People's Party" or "Volkspartei". The CDU was founded in 1945. From 2005 to 2021, CDU provided the first and (so far) only female Federal Chancellor in Germany. The CDU is currently an opposition party in the Bundestag.
The CDU is oriented towards a market economy and also stands for traditional Christian values.
The party is associated with the colour black.