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This party popped up in Denmark in 1987, and stood at
the general election that year. They only got some 5600
votes, got nobody elected, and died (more or less). I recall
the infinity symbol. They used the letter "H" more than the
symbol, but that is a part of the Danish electoral system:
each party has a letter (as long as less than 30 parties
stand), and that is what get most of the parties’ hype —
for obvious reasons.
Ole Andersen, 4 Aug 1999
In Portugal an Humanist party is under way (or already created
and legalized, I don’t know), and their leadership gave a
press conference a while ago where the flag was seen.
Jorge Candeias, 3 Aug 1999
It is a very small party — they got about 1000 votes last time they
run (among some six million electors). This Humanist
Party “franchise” seems to be all over the world.
They are apparently envolved in things so varied as immigrant support,
promotion of occultism and animal rights.
António Martins, 24 Aug 2003
I believe that the flag of this party is orange with black (shadded
white) emblem and letters.
Jaume Ollé, 26 Aug 2001
There is a black and white image of the flag of the Partido Humanista
on this site.
Franc Van Diest, 26 Aug 2001
The portuguese Humanist Party (PH - Partido Humanista) has a website at
http://www.movimentohumanista.com/ph/ whose main graphical element is a
banner that contains the symbol of the party, a flagoid containing a
variation of the international symbol of the humanist parties: a white
shape with a thick black fimbriation and some grey areas that give it a 3D
twist. I'm sending this along as pt}ph.gif, supposing that, like other
countries' HP flags, this flagoid is probably the flag of the portuguese
The shape has been tentatively identified as the symbol of infinity, but that ID is wrong. In fact, the website of the portuguese Humanist Party includes its statutes at http://www.movimentohumanista.com/ph/xpagina.php?tema=sobre&subtema=estatutos where it is stated that the symbol is a Möbius strip. Translating the chapter I, paragraph 3.a):
"The symbol of the Humanist Party consists of a Moebius strip drawn in black and white over an orange background, representing this design the relation between personal development and social transformation and the colour standing for the service for human beings."
Jorge Candeias, 15 Aug 2005