Christian Democrats for the Republic

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The Christian Democrats for the Republic (Italian: Cristiani Democratici per la Repubblica, CDR)[1][2] was a Christian-democratic political party in Italy.

The party was formed in February 1998 as a splinter group from the Christian Democratic Centre (CCD), under the leadership of Clemente Mastella, until then CCD president. In June 1998 CDR joined Francesco Cossiga, the United Christian Democrats (CDU) of Rocco Buttiglione, the Segni Pact of Mario Segni, the Liberal Party of Stefano De Luca and some splinters from Forza Italia, National Alliance and Lega Nord to form the Democratic Union for the Republic (UDR).[3][4]

In February 1999, after clashes between Mastella and Cossiga, the core of the former CDR launched the Union of Democrats for Europe (UDEur).

References[edit]

  1. ^ André Krouwel (2012). Party Transformations in European Democracies. SUNY Press. p. 323. ISBN 978-1-4384-4481-9. 
  2. ^ David Hine; Salvatore Vassallo, eds. (2000). The Return of Politics. Berghahn Books. p. 274. ISBN 978-1-57181-798-3. 
  3. ^ Mario Timio (2010). I cattolici oltre la politica: Il senso della testimonianza. Effata Editrice IT. p. 56. ISBN 978-88-7402-432-2. 
  4. ^ Alberto De Bernardi (2014). Un paese in bilico: L'Italia degli ultimi trent'anni. Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa. p. 84. ISBN 978-88-581-1815-3.