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United Christian Democrats, Italy

Cristiani Democratici Uniti

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image by M. Schmöger, 15 July 2002

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Founded 23 July 1995, Dissolved 6 December 2002 -

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 Berlusconi.
M. Schmöger, 15 July 2002

CDU ("Cristiani Democratici Uniti" = United Christian Democrats - 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
M. Schmöger, 7 August 2002