Christian Democratic Party (Italy)

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Not to be confused with Christian Democracy (Italy).

The Christian Democratic Party (Partito Democratico Cristiano) is a minor Christian-democratic Italian political party.

It was founded in 2000 by Flaminio Piccoli, Clelio Darida, Carlo Senaldi and Alfredo Vito as the electoral arm of the Rebirth of Christian Democracy (RDC). Alfredo Vito, who took the party leadership in July of that year, led the group out from RDC and was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for Forza Italia in the 2001 general election.

In 2002 the party was almost merged with Forza Italia, but regained its autonomy in 2003, under the leadership of Gianni Prandini, who is the current secretary of the party. In the 2008 general election the party was part of the Union of the Centre, led by Pier Ferdinando Casini.

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