Democratic and Social Centre (Spain)

political party in Spain

Democratic and Social Centre (in Spanish: Centro Democrático y Social, CDyS or CDS) was a centrist, social liberal political party in Spain. It was founded in 1982 by former prime minister Adolfo Suárez. In 2006, most of its remaining members merged into the People's Party.

Democratic and Social Centre

Centro Democratico y Social
LeaderFatima Arbelo
FounderAdolfo Suarez
Founded29 July 1982 (29 July 1982)
Preceded byUnion of the Democratic Centre
Merged intoPeople's Party
IdeologyCentrism[1]
Liberalism[2][3][4]
Social liberalism[5]
Christian democracy[5]
Political positionCentre[1][6][7] to Centre-left[8]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. Haas, Melanie (2006), "Das Parteiensystem Spaniens", Die Parteiensysteme Westeuropas, VS Verlag, p. 437
  3. Colomer, Josep M. (2002), Political Institutions in Europe (Second ed.), Routledge, p. 176
  4. Thomas Banchoff; Mitchell Smith (12 November 2012). Legitimacy and the European Union: The Contested Polity. Taylor & Francis. pp. 123–. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Matuschek, Peter (2004), "Who Learns from Whom?: The Failure of Spanish Christian Democracy and the Success of the Partido Popular", Christian Democratic Parties in Europe since the End of the Cold War, Leuven University Press, p. 255
  6. Montero, José Ramón (1999), "Stabilising the Democratic Order: Electoral Behaviour in Spain", Politics and Policy in Democratic Spain, Frank Cass, p. 63
  7. Pallarés, Francesc; Keating, Michael (2006), "Multi-level electoral competition: sub-state elections and party systems in Spain", Devolution and electoral politics, Manchester University Press, p. 99
  8. Romero Salvado, Francisco J. (1999), Twentieth-Century Spain: Politics and Society in Spain, 1898-1998, Palgrave, p. xii