Talk:Union of Christian and Centre Democrats

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Name issue[edit]

I have taken the liberty of adding a "local" perspective and to explain the estero riding concept, a novel one except for the Romans who allowed a Citizen of Rome to vote anywhere, but of course at that time Rome owned everywhere. Can't help you with the name, except that the DC (Democrazia Cristiana) is still the calling card and most candidates througout the world for the 12 seats and 6 senatorial seats insist that they are in the tradition of the La Democrazia Cristiana, associated with the economic miracle and the good old days pre-Berlusca, as they "affectionately" call the Cavaliere of Forza Italia.


This article has experienced a number of moves in its recent past, because of different interpretations about its actual correct translation. I looked around to have a look about the translations used in the web, and (surprise!) I have found different ways of translating it even there.

Notably:

  • The Financial Times [1] uses the name "Union of Christian Democrats"; it is used this way also in a San Diego, California website [2] (but the news seems to be taken from Reuters);
  • The AGI, an Italian news agency, uses the notation "Christian Democratic Union" [3] in its English-language version;
  • "Union of Christian and Center Democrats" is instead suggested by the CIA World Factbook [4].

Anyway, the current name is wrong, because it includes with no reason the useless "(Italy)" disambiguation part in the title. The "Union of Christian and Centre Democrats" page exists, and is actually a redirect to this one.

Tell me what to do guyz, I'm gonna hopefully propose a final move for this article. --Angelo 16:57, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Cosimo Mele Resigns[edit]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/08/01/wpros101.xml

Guess none of the party noticed him runnign around with hookers and cocane before this? LOL

Still active?[edit]

Is it still active? I understand that it has never been officially disbanded, but is it possible that it simply fell out of activity? According to the article, it has not held a congress since 2008, its leader is the leader of UdC, its secretary is the secretary of UdC, its president is the president of UdC, it has exactly the same number of members as UdC (really?), it has exactly the same number of deputies, senators, MEPs as UdC. Is there still any difference to UdC? --RJFF (talk) 18:30, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Pratically there aren't differences, initially Union of the Centre was a federation between UDC and White Rose, then it has become an evolution of UDC. Also the statute and the charges of the UdC are the same than UDC. In Italy, cases like this are Force of the South/Great South and Populars of Italy Tomorrow/Popular Construction. However, for me, UDC can be considered a former party --Maremmano (talk) 20:04, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure whether the latest congress was an UdC one or an UDC one. Moreover, the party still uses the UDC label sometimes, most recently in the 2014 regional election (see here). However, I agree that we should settle the issue someway. What about merging the two articles, explaining that soon after the launch of UdC in 2008, the two parties have become undistinguishable? --Checco (talk) 08:48, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
I would say that a merged article is the best solution, unless there is strong enough evidence for UDC dissolving. I may be wrong, but it seems fairly clear that the UdC considers itself a party in its own right rather than an alliance of parties. Worth noting that both the EPP and IDC-CDI both count the UdC rather than the UDC as an current member party (although admittedly the EPP count the UdC as being the original DC!).--Autospark (talk) 12:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
It is complicated. I think that a title such as "Union of the Centre (2008)" would be wrong, but UdC is evidently the evolution of UDC.
A little note: in the 2014 Sardinian regional election the party was present as Union of the Centre and not as UDC ([5], [6]) --Maremmano (talk) 23:54, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
We could easily name the joint article Union of the Centre (2002) per Italian Socialist Party (2007). --Checco (talk) 10:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
In this case the only source that counts is the official one, hence Union of Christian and Centre Democrats.
However the list was Union of the Centre--Maremmano (talk) 21:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)