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Democratic Union (Italy)

Democratic Union
Unione Democratica
President Antonio Maccanico
Founded 26 February 1996[1]
Dissolved 27 February 1999
Preceded by Democratic Alliance
Merged into The Democrats
Ideology Social liberalism
Political position Centre-left
National affiliation The Olive Tree
Politics of Italy
Political parties

The Democratic Union (Italian: Unione Democratica, UD) was a small social-liberal political party in Italy.

It was founded in February 1996 by

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In 1999 the party joined Romano Prodi's new party, the The Democrats.

. D'Alema I Cabinet with Maccanico becoming Minister for Communications, and later the [6][5],Prodi I Cabinet, electing four deputies and one senator. The party was part of the 1996 general election for the Italian People's Party and formed a list with the [4],The Olive Tree The party was a minor member of [3]

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