Christian Democratic Centre

The Centro Cristiano Democratico ( Christian Democratic Centre, CCD) was an Italian political party of the center-right, the beginning of 1994 renamed by splitting off from the in Partito Popolare Italiano ( PPI) Christian Democracy ( 1942-1993 ) emerged.

In the regional elections of 1995 in Lombardy CCD and Forza Italia formed an electoral alliance, which Roberto Formigoni received the majority as Regional President.

The CCD united with the 1996 split from PPI Cristiani Democratici Uniti (CDU ) for the Unione dei Democratici Cristiani e di Centro Democratici (UDC ), when the total Italian PPI leadership decided to participate in the center-left alliance of Romano Prodi.

Today's UDC defined in the political spectrum in Italy - like their predecessors CCD and CDU - as a Christian conservative centrist party and was 1994-1995 and 2001-2006 coalition partner of the government Berlusconi 1-3. In the parliamentary elections of 2001 and April 2006, she was a member of the party alliance led by Berlusconi and Casa delle Libertà Polo, the subject of the center-left electoral list The Olive scarce. In the Italian parliamentary elections on 10 April 2006, the UDC received 8.6 percent of the vote. In the parliamentary elections on 14 April 2008, the UDC was the only non-aligned party into parliament.