Rebirth of Christian Democracy
The party was founded in 1997 by Flaminio Piccoli, a former heavyweight of the defunct Christian Democracy. In 2000 Carlo Senaldi became president of RDC. In the 2001 Italian general election RDC was part of European Democracy. In 2002 the party, then led by secretary Angelo Sandri and president Senaldi, joined Christian Democracy (2002), but sometime later it regained its autonomy, under the leadership of Senaldi. In 2005 RDC joined Christian Democracy for the Autonomies.