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The European Democratic Party (EDP) is a centrist European political party. | Le Parti démocrate européen (PDE) est un parti politique européen.





The European Democratic Party (EDP) is a centrist European political party in favour of European integration. It was initiated on 16 April 2004 and formally founded on 9 December 2004 in Brussels. François Bayrou of the French Democratic Movement (MoDem) and Francesco Rutelli of the Alliance for Italy serve as the two co-presidents.


The EDP was founded in reaction to the rising influence of Eurosceptic parties within European institutions. It drew pro-European centrist parties from the European People's Party to form a new centrist multinational bloc. Its co-founder François Bayrou described it as a party for people being neither conservative nor socialist, like the United States Democratic Party.


President: François Bayrou MEP and Francesco Rutelli MEP

Founded: December 9, 2004

Ideology: Centrism, Pro-Europeanism

European Parliament group: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe







Le Parti démocrate européen (PDE) est un parti politique européen, créé le 16 avril 2004 par le Français François Bayrou et l'Italien Francesco Rutelli, alors chefs respectifs de l'UDF et de la Margherita, qui sont ses deux premiers coprésidents. Il revendique une place au centre de l'échiquier politique européen.


Il s'agit du cinquième parti politique européen à voir le jour après le Parti populaire européen (PPE), le Parti des socialistes européens (PSE), le Parti européen des libéraux, démocrates et réformateurs (ELDR), le Parti vert européen et un an avant le Parti de la gauche européenne (PGE).


Présidents: François Bayrou, Francesco Rutelli

Fondation: 9 décembre 2004

Groupe au parlement européen: Alliance des démocrates et des libéraux pour l'Europe 

Idéologie: Social-libéralisme, Idéal-démocratie




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