Party of Christian Democracy

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The Party of Christian Democracy (Partito della Democrazia Cristiana, PDC), called simply Christian Democracy (Democrazia Cristiana, DC) by its members, is a minor Christian-democratic political party in Italy. It was founded in July 2004 as a split from the Christian Democracy (1997) and is led by Angelo Sandri. Since the split, the party has taken part in long legal battles on the property of the symbol and the name of the original Christian Democracy with its rival party.

In the 2007 local elections, the party formed a temporary alliance with the Christian Democracy for Autonomies of Gianfranco Rotondi, while in the 2008 general election it was part of the Union of the Centre alliance led by Pier Ferdinando Casini. Since then, it has regained its autonomy.

In February 2012, the PDC was joined by Rebirth of Christian Democracy (RDC), whose leader Carlo Senaldi was appointed president of the party.[1]

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