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image by M. Schmöger, 15 July 2002
Founded 23 July 1995, Dissolved 6 December 2002 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Christian_Democrats
Logo of CDU - Cristiani Democratici Uniti. No flag found. CDU
belongs to the right-center coalition
House of Freedoms (Casa delle Libertà) led by prime minister
M. Schmöger, 15 July 2002
CDU ("Cristiani Democratici Uniti" = United Christian Democrats www.cdu.it) - After the electoral defeat in 1994, the PPI majority wanted cooperation with the left coalition (led by the PDS), whereas a minority, including the party leader Rocco Buttiglione wanted to cooperate with the right coalition of Berlusconi. Subsequently the PPI split (involving some legal quarrels about the name etc), and the right part became known as CDU in July 1995. The short form has been deliberately chosen to resemble the German CDU. The current leader is Rocco Buttiglione. For the 1996 and the 2001 elections the CDU joined the center-right coalition of Berlusconi (together with the CCD).
I have not found any flag. The logo shows (on a blue background) the shield
of the old "Democrazia Cristiana" (white shield,
fimbriated red, a red cross and the white inscription "LIBERTAS" on the
transverse bar of the cross) and the name of the party. The logo at www.cdu.it/img/cmainbr.jpg.
M. Schmöger, 7 August 2002