Centrist Democrat International


The International Center Democratic Party was founded in 1961 under the name of World Union of Christian Democrats (WUCD). It was created by the New International Teams, predecessor organization to the European Union of Christian Democrats (EUCD), the Christian Democrat Organization of America (CDOA) and the Christian Democratic Union of Central Europe (CDUCE). In 1999 it adopted its present name, Centrist Democrat International.

The changes on the international stage since 1989, with the end of the confrontation between east and west that had threatened mankind since the end of the Second World War, the creation of new independent states, the struggles for democracy and the globalization at the start of this new millennium are providing society with new opportunities as well as challenges, both in national and international communities, for people to live in peace, freedom, justice and solidarity.

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  • Women

    In the late 70s, women in several European and Latin American parties regarded their active participation in national and international politics as essential to the development of their own countries and to political life in general. They decided to group together in an international women's movement which gave rise to the World Women's Union in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1978.

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  • Interfaith Dialogue

    Religions can never be used to exhort people to hatred or violence, since we are all children of the same God. Fundamentalism is a deadly disease for religions and for cultures because it is exclusionist, it traps people in an enemy-based culture, and it provokes violence.

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  • Human Rights

    The Centrist Democrat International (CDI) has historically been committed to fighting in order to ensure Human Rights, as set forth in the documents of the International Bill of Rights, for each and every human being all around the world.

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Eventos y Noticias Destacadas


    Brussels · 04 April 2017

    Responding to the detention of the National President of COPEI, Roberto Enriquez, by the Chavist régime of Nicolas Maduro, the President of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI-IDC) and former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana has made the following declaration:   “We denounce the detention of the President of our Venezuelan brother party COPEI, Roberto Enriquez,…

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  • Executive Committee Malta

    Malta · April 3, 2017

    As was agreed to at the previous Executive Committee held in January in Brussels, on 30 March we held an important Executive Committee meeting in Malta, during the last part of the European People’s Party Congress, which was a great success, with many Heads of State and Government in attendance, along with top-ranking European Union representatives.

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  • Published in “El Mundo” : The International Center, against “the coup” of the “narcodictadura” of Nicolas Maduro

    Madrid · 31 March 2017

    The PP and its international partners describe as “very serious” the decision of the Venezuelan Supreme Court Chavismo’s “coup d’etat”: the Supreme Court seizes its powers to the National AssemblyThe Central Democrat International (IDC) has issued a resolution against the “coup d’etat in Venezuela” and describes the regime of Nicolás Maduro as “a narcissist that…

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    Brussels · 30 March 2017

    Due to the extremely grave situation. We, the political member parties of the Centrist Democrat International (CDI-IDC) hereby express our grave concern, before the entire international community, about the recent decision, by the Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela, which under the control of the government of Nicolas Maduro, has, for all practical purposes, declared…

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