International Democratic Union

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The International Democrat Union (IDU) "is a working association of over 80 Conservative, Christian Democrat and like-minded political parties of the centre and centre right.

"Formed in 1983, the IDU provides a forum in which Parties holding similar beliefs can come together and exchange views on matters of policy and organisational interest, so that they can learn from each other, act together, establish contacts and speak with one strong voice to promote democracy and centre-right policies around the globe. Founder Members of the IDU included Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, then Vice-President George Bush Sr, Jacques Chirac - now President of France, Chancellor Helmut Kohl and many other Party Leaders." [1]



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  1. History, IDU, accessed July 26, 2007.