• Energetic condemns the attack in the city of Beirut

    Beirut · 13 November 2015

    PRESS RELEASE     In the wake of the suicide attacks perpetrated  on 12 November 2015 in Beirut, in which 41 innocent citizens lost their lives, the Centrist Democrat International (CDI-IDC) strongly condemns this vile action undertaken by Daesh.   We express our solidarity with the victims and their families and hope for the speedy…

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  • SOLIDARITY WITH THE CUBAN DISSIDENTS PREVENTED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE PAPAL VISIT

    Mexico City · 22 September 2015

    The Christian Democrat Organization of America (ODCA) expresses its solidarity with Cuba’s dissidents, members of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), who were prevented by the Cuban government from freely participating in the religious activities scheduled as part of Pope Francis’s visit to Cuba.   The ODCA regrets the Cuban regime’s employment of a range of…

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  • Members of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique arrested for having facilitated food logistics to their monitors during the last elections

    17 June 2015

    Several members of the Democratic Movement of Mozambique were arrested and tried, without legal or procedural guarantees, for having facilitated food logistics to their monitors at polling stations during the last elections held in the city of Inhambane. Thirty-eight members of the MDM party were sentenced to two months in prison and to fines, and…

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  • Visit of Representatives and party members from Latin America to the European Parliament

    17 June 2015

    “During his visit to Brussels, Belgium seat of the European Parliament Deputy Jose Ramos, Secretary General of the Popular Party of Panama with Wilfredo Cerrato Deputies of the National Party of Honduras and Mario Venegas of the Christian Democratic Party of Chile participated in a meeting with Antonio Lopez-Istúriz, Secretary General of the European People’s…

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  • The FAES Foundation, along with the CES Foundation of the European Popular Party and the IDC, held a conference on North Africa and the Arab Nations from 10-15 December in Madrid

    Madrid · 01 June 2015

    The FAES Foundation, along with the CES Foundation of the European Popular Party and the IDC, held a conference on North Africa and the Arab Nations from 10-15 December in Madrid. In attendance were political parties from Mauritania, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon and Kurdistan, as well as representatives of the National Democratic Institute in Washington, along…

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  • A letter from Kurdistan: Our Fight against Terror.

    Kurdistan · 25 April 2015

    Kurdistan is currently fighting a terrorist-state that holds a crop of highly-trained militants, with enhances and sophisticated weapons that were obtained when they seized control of the Iraqi city of Mosul. During their occupation, ISIL fighters unearthed modern American artillery that was initially purchased by the Iraqi government to defend the city, but, unfortunately, the…

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  • Conference on Party Policy Development

    02 March 2015

    From 2-6 March in Pretoria, South Africa, the NDI (National Democratic Institute) held a conference on Party Policy Development, with the region’s main political parties participating. The CDI’s General Coordinator, Alberto Ruiz Thiery, was on hand at the conference to present the document “Ideology in African Political Parties.” An interesting discussion followed between attendees, who…

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  • Elections in Mozambique

    Mozambique · 06 December 2014

    In November and December some 50 municipalities held local and mayoral elections in Mozambique. Our member party, the MDM (Democratic Movement of Mozambique), emerged the moral victor in these elections, for which we congratulate its Chairman, Daviz Simango and the entire party on the results attained. The MDM was victorious in three of the country’s…

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  • DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA TODAY

    11 October 2014

    Between 2011 and 2012 more than 50 presidential, parliamentary and local elections were held in Africa. Although this could be seen as an indication of the advent of democracy on the African continent, factors such as its meager socioeconomic development, weak institutional capacity, election-associated violence, electoral fraud and military influence on policy have all undermined…

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