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People's Democratic Party (Spain)

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People's Democratic Party (Spain)

The People's Democratic Party (}

}}: Partido Demócrata Popular, PDP), renamed as Christian Democracy (}

}}: Democracia Cristiana, DC) from March 1988 until its merging into the People's Party,[1] was a Christian-democratic Spanish political party.

It was originally integrated as a faction within the Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) until August 1982, when 13 deputies under Óscar Alzaga split from the UCD and founded the PDP, entering into alliance with the People's Alliance (AP), which received the second largest number of votes in the 1982 and 1986 elections.

In 1989 the party, along with the Popular Alliance and the Liberal Party (PL), merged with others to create the new People's Party (PP).

The party President was Óscar Alzaga until 1986, then Javier Rupérez led the party into a merger with AP and PL. Jaime Mayor Oreja, now a leading PP politician, was a leading member of PDP.


  • Election results 1
    • Congress of Deputies / Senate 1.1
    • European Parliament 1.2
    • Local councils 1.3
  • External links 2
  • References 3

Election results

Congress of Deputies / Senate

Election Congress of Deputies Senate Rank Government Leader
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/− Seats won +/−
1982 w. AP-PDP coalition Increase15
10 / 208
Increase10 #2 Opposition Óscar Alzaga
1986 w. People's Coalition
21 / 350
11 / 208
Increase1 #2 Opposition Óscar Alzaga

European Parliament

European Parliament
Election Votes % ±pp Seats won +/− Rank Candidate
1987 170,866 0.9% New
0 / 60
±0 #12 Javier Rupérez

Local councils

Local councils
Election Votes % ±pp Seats won +/− Rank Leader
1983 w. People's Coalition
20,671 / 67,312
Undeterminable Óscar Alzaga
1987 319,519 1.6% New
1,520 / 65,577
Increase1,520 #7 Óscar Alzaga

External links

  • Party registration, El Pais, 9 July 1982


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