Democratic Left (Spain)
The Democratic Left (Spanish: Izquierda Democrática, ID) was a Christian left political party in Spain. It was formed by people from the anti-Francoist opposition, like Gregorio Peces-Barba or Joaquín Ruíz-Giménez. The party had two main internal factions: the social democratic one and the Christian democratic one.
|Dissolved||14th january 1979|
|Youth wing||Democratic Left Youth|
|National affiliation||Christian Democratic Team of the Spanish State|
|Spanish Senate (1977-1979)|
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ID was officially constituted in April 1976 at El Escorial, under the leadership of Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez and José Maria Gil-Robles. Internal differences led to a split, mainly of the more moderate sector led by Fernando Álvarez de Miranda, shortly after the party was founded. The splitters founded Christian Democratic Left, that would later join the Union of the Democratic Centre.
After the disappointing results in the Spanish general elections of 1977. ID didn't enter the Cogress, its main objective, ID got 5 senators. ID dissolved in 1979 an its members joined other parties, mainly the PSOE and UCD.