Democrats of Catalonia

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Democrats of Catalonia

Demòcrates de Catalunya
LeaderAntoni Castellà
Núria de Gispert
Joan Rigol
Founded12 July 2015
Split fromDemocratic Union of Catalonia
IdeologyChristian democracy[1]
Catalan independence[1]
Political positionCentre-right
Regional affiliationJunts pel Sí (2015–17)
Democracy and Freedom (2015–16)
ERC–CatSí (2017–present)
Parliament of Catalonia
3 / 135
Town councillors in Catalonia
118 / 9,077

Democrats of Catalonia (Catalan: Demòcrates de Catalunya, DC) is a Christian-democratic, pro-Catalan independence political party in Catalonia.[1] Its founders are Antoni Castellà, Núria de Gispert, Rosa Maria Carrasco Azemar and Joan Rigol. The party was founded in July 2015 by former members of the Democratic Union of Catalonia (UDC) who were dissatisfied with what they saw as the party's weak support for the independence movement.[2] The new party joined the Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) pro-independence alliance for the parliamentary elections of September 2015.

In the 2015 Spanish general election, the party was a member of the Democracy and Freedom coalition.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Nordsieck, Wolfram (2017). "Catalonia/Spain". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ Neix Demòcrates de Catalunya, la refundació independentista d'Unió, VilaWeb.
  3. ^ "CDC concurrirá a las generales bajo el nombre de Democràcia i Llibertat". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). 6 November 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.

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