Alliance of Democrats

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Alliance of Democrats
Alliance of Democrats Logo.svg
Formation 2005
Extinction 2012
Region served
François Bayrou
Francesco Rutelli
Ellen Tauscher
Member parties who lead the government coalition are in green. Countries with member parties who are part of the government coalition, but do not lead it, are in yellow (as of June 2012).

The Alliance of Democrats was a loose political international which operated from 2005 to 2012.[1] While it did not publish an official manifesto, it consisted of a broad array of political parties that identified as centre-right, centrist, and centre-left.[2] It was founded by the United States Democratic Party, the European Democratic Party (EDP) and the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD).

The Alliance included members of the Centrist Democrat International (such as the Christian Democrat Party of Chile and the Democratic Union of Catalonia) and the Liberal International (such as all members of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats), as well as former members of Socialist International (the Indian National Congress), Israel's relatively new Kadima party, and conservative parties such as the Democratic Party of Serbia, which is also member of the International Democrat Union.

The Alliance was co-chaired by François Bayrou, Francesco Rutelli and Ellen Tauscher, while after 2008 Gianni Vernetti, who was also co-president of the Italian Liberal Group, was the Alliance's coordinator.[3]

Past members[edit]

National parties and groups[edit]

Country Party
 Andorra Liberal Party of Andorra
 Belgium Citizens' Movement for Change
 Burma National Council of the Union of Burma
 Cambodia Sam Rainsy Party
 Chile Christian Democrat Party of Chile
 Cyprus European Party
 Egypt Democratic Front Party
 France Democratic Movement
 Hong Kong Democratic Party
 India Indian National Congress
 Indonesia Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle
 Iraqi Kurdistan Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iraq
 Israel Kadima
 Italy Alliance for Italy
 Japan Democratic Party of Japan
 Kazakhstan Democratic Party
 Lithuania Labour Party
 Malaysia Malaysian People's Movement Party
 Maldives Maldivian Democratic Party
 Philippines Liberal Party
 San Marino Popular Alliance
 Senegal Senegalese Democratic Party
 Serbia Democratic Party of Serbia
 Singapore Singapore Democratic Party
 Slovakia People's Party - Movement for a Democratic Slovakia
 South Africa Democratic Alliance
 Spain Basque National Party
 Spain Democratic Union of Catalonia
 Sri Lanka Liberal Party of Sri Lanka
 Sudan Liberal Party
 Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party
 Thailand Democrat Party
 United Kingdom Policy Network
 Uruguay Broad Front

International coalitions[edit]

Region Party
Africa Alliance of Liberals and Democrats from the African Caribbean and Pacific
Asia Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats
 European Union Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
 European Union European Democratic Party

Notable individual members[edit]



  1. ^ "Alliance of Democrats". European Democratic Party. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Towards a new Alliance of Democrats". Alliance of Democrats. 21 April 2007. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". Alliance of Democrats. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. 

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