Constitutional Democratic Party (Italy)

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Constitutional Democratic Party
Partito Costituzionale Democratico
Founded 1913
Dissolved 1919
Split from Liberals
Merged into Italian Social Democratic Party
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Ideology Social liberalism
Political position Centre

The Constitutional Democratic Party (Italian: Partito Democratico Costituzionale, PDC) was a social-liberal political party in Italy.

The party emerged in 1913 from the left-wing of the dominant Liberals, of which it continued to be a government coalition partner. In the 1913 general election the party, which was rooted in Southern Italy while in the North it often presented joint candidates with the Liberals, won 4.8% of the vote and 40 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. In 1919 the PDC was merged with other liberal parties and groupings in the Italian Social Democratic Party, that gained 10.9% and 60 seats in the 1919 general election, while other Democrats joined LiberalRadical joint lists.[1][2]

Electoral results

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1913 277,251 (#4) 5.5
29 / 508


  1. ^ Francesco Leoni, Storia dei partiti politici italiani, Guida, Naples 2001
  2. ^ Piergiorgio Corbetta; Maria Serena Piretti, Atlante storico-elettorale d'Italia, Zanichelli, Bologna 2009

See also

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