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 · 24 January 2019

    CENTRIST DEMOCRAT INTERNATIONAL, in view of the events transpiring in Venezuela, and honouring its duty, as set forth in its bylaws, to defend freedom, democracy and human rights around the world, hereby expresses its absolute support for representative JUAN GUAIDÓ, who, in accordance with the Constitution in force in his country, Venezuela, and given the…

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  • The IDC-CDI Announces Its Total Support of Juan Guaidó as the Legitimate President of Venezuela

    Brussels · 24 January 2019

    Brussels, 24 January 2019 – In light of the latest developments in Venezuela, the Centrist Democrat International (IDC-CDI) hereby announces its total support of Juan Guaidó as President of the Republic of Venezuela, and calls on all democratic governments and the European Union to back the formation of a transitional government, with a view to…

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  • Statement on Cambodia

    Cambodia · 18 December 2018

    After having experienced the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge’s genocide, Cambodia was able to establish the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to hold the leaders of the abovementioned regime accountable, create reparation programs for victims and survivors of the genocide and educate the younger generations about what happened in their country from…

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    Senegal · 18 December 2018

    On December 10 our Union Centriste du Senegal party, UCS, presided over by Abdoulaye Balde, organised a reception at the Palace of the Republic to announce, together with the President of the Republic, Macky Sall, the alliance between the UCS and APR parties with a view to the presidential elections slated for February 24.  …

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    SAL, CAPE VERDE · 26th and 27th of November

    As planned, on the 26th and 27th of November we held, on the island of Sal (Cape Verde) three important IDC/CDI meetings: an Executive Committee, the General Assembly and a conference on terrorism. There was also a Leaders Meeting of the IDC.Africa regional organisation.

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  • The IDC-CDI approves 10 resolutions addressing main global challenges and warning on antidemocratic regimes

    Sal, Cape Verde, · 03 December 2018

    The Committee of the International Centrist Democrat (IDC-CDI) adopted 10 resolutions at its meeting held on November, 26 in Sal, Cape Verde. The texts address global challenges such as climate change, security in cyberspace and demographic explosion in Africa. It also denounces serious abuses of Human Rights in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bangladesh and situations…

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  • Next Executive Committee in Cape Verde

    Cape Verde · 24 October 2018

    Next November 26th, we will celebrate our last Executive Committee this year on the island of Sal, Cape Verde, as well as the General Assembly, where we will have a very important number of political leaders from our member parties, from practically the five continents. . We will also hold a international conference on terrorism, with…

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