Christian Democracy (Italy, 2012)

Christian Democracy (Democrazia Cristiana, DC) is a minor christian democratic political party in Italy.

Christian Democracy

Democrazia Cristiana
SecretaryRenato Grassi
PresidentGianni Fontana
Founded30 March 2012
IdeologyChristian Democracy
Political positionCenter
Colours  Blue


The sentence of the United Sections of the Court of Cassation n. 25999/2010 definitively sanctioned that the historical Christian Democracy didn't have a juridical continuity with the various formations that had claimed the succession of that party. The ruling also made it clear that Christian Democracy was never dissolved by Congress, the only statutory body entitled to take such a decision. Therefore, on the initiative of Clelio Darida, with a notice in the Official Gazette of March 12, 2012, the National Council in charge in 1993 was reconvened to deliberate the election of the Political Secretary and the President. The Council, meeting in Rome on March 30, 2012, elected Gianni Fontana as Political Secretary, Silvio Lega as President of the National Council and Clelio Darida as Honorary President.[1][2] Therefore, the political subjects who claimed the name "Christian Democracy" became three, led respectively by Giuseppe Pizza, Angelo Sandri and Gianni Fontana. Even the party led by Fontana resumed the celebration of the congresses continuing the numbering from the last of those celebrated by the historical DC, the XVIII held in 1989. Thus, in November 2012 the XIX congress was celebrated, which ratified the election of Fontana as Secretary. Subsequently, however, the members of the reborn DC changed its nature and name to "Christian Democracy Association" and Gianni Fontana took on the role of president of the association.

In May 2012 Giampiero Catone, a deputy elected with The People of Freedom and formerly a leading member of the Christian Democratic Centre, the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats and Christian Democracy for the Autonomies, joined the party, which was thus given parliamentary representation.[3]

On December 19, 2018 Gianfranco Rotondi, president of the Federation of Christian Democracy, Mario Tassone, secretary of the New CDU, Giorgio Merlo, leader of "White Network" and Renato Grassi, secretary of the DC, signed a federative pact for the reconstitution of the Christian Democracy,[4] that, on June 8, 2019, became a foundation.[5]



  1. ^ Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2012-05-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Archived from the original on January 14, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Rotondi: "Oggi primo passo per la ricostruzione della Dc". L'eterno ritorno della Balena bianca
  5. ^ La Dc muore, anzi no: e Rotondi la trasforma in una fondazione
  6. ^ Renato Grassi è il segretario politico della Democrazia Cristiana

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