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Federation of Christian Democracy (Spanish: Federación de la Democracia Cristiana, FDC) was a Spanish political organization formed on April 14, 1977 by Democratic Left of Joaquín Ruiz-Giménez and Democratic People's Federation of José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones.[1]

Federation of Christian Democracy

Federación de la Democracia Cristiana
Founded14 April 1977
Dissolved1978
Merger ofDemocratic People's Federation
Democratic Left
IdeologyChristian democracy
Federalism
Political positionCenter
National affiliationChristian Democratic Team of the Spanish State

It was led by Manuel Hidalgo, Juan Bermúdez de Castro, Francisco Soroeta and Cristóbal García. It formed a coalition with the Democratic Union of the Valencian Country called Christian Democratic Team of the Spanish State (EDCEE) for the general elections of 1977. After the election failure (215,000 votes and a little more than 1% of the vote), on September 24, 1977 Democratic Left withdrew from the federation,[2] and it merged with other political groups within the Christian Democracy in a founding congress on 4 and 5 February 1978.[3]

MembersEdit

At the time of the 1977 elections, the Federation of Christian Democracy was composed of:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministerio del Interior de España. "PARTIDOS POLÍTICOS INSCRITOS CON EXPRESIÓN DE LA FECHA DE INSCRIPCIÓN" (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Izquierda Democrática se separa de la Federación Demócrata Cristiana". El País (in Spanish). 25 September 1977. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Grupos demócratacristianos unen sus fuerzas". El País (in Spanish). 24 January 1978. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Principales partidos políticos legalizados" (PDF). Ya (in Spanish). 14 May 1977. Retrieved 4 September 2015.