Christian Democrats for the Republic
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In June 1998 CDR joined Francesco Cossiga, the United Christian Democrats (CDU) of Rocco Buttiglione, the Patto Segni of Mario Segni, the Liberal Party of Stefano De Luca and many spliters from Forza Italia, National Alliance and Lega Nord to form the Democratic Union for the Republic (UDR).
In February 1999, when UDR split between supporters of Cossiga and supporters of Mastella, the core of the former CDR entered in the new Union of Democrats for Europe (UDEUR), then evolved in UDEUR Populars.