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European Democratic Alliance

European Democratic Alliance
European parliamentary group
Name European Democratic Alliance[1]
English abbr. EDA[1][2]
French abbr. RDE[3]
Formal name Group of the European Democratic Alliance[2][4][5]
Ideology Conservatism, Gaullism, National conservatism, Regionalism
From 24 July 1984[3]
To 6 July 1995[3]
Preceded by European Progressive Democrats
Succeeded by Union for Europe
Chaired by Jean-Claude Pasty[5]
Christian de La Malène[4]
MEP(s) 29 (July 23 1984)[6]
20 (July 25 1989)[7]
26 (July 19 1994)[8]

The European Democratic Alliance was a heterogeneous political group in the European Parliament between 1984 and 1995. It consisted mainly of deputies from the French Gaullist Rally for the Republic (RPR) and the Irish Fianna Fáil.[9] The grouping had a generally centre-right outlook, and strongly defended the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy.[10]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Nomenclature 2
  • MEPs on 23 July 1984 3
  • MEPs from 1986 to July 1987 4
  • MEPs from July 1987 to July 1989 5
  • MEPs on 25 July 1989 6
  • MEPs on 1 August 1994 7
  • Sources 8
  • References 9

History

Following the 1984 elections, the Group of European Progressive Democrats[4] renamed itself on 24 July 1984[3] to the Group of the European Democratic Alliance.[2][4] The European Democratic Alliance merged with the Forza Europa group (dominated by MEPs from Forza Italia) to became the "Group Union for Europe" on 6 July 1995.[5][11][12]

Nomenclature

The name of the group in English is Group of the European Democratic Alliance[2][4][5] in long form, European Democratic Alliance[1] in short form, and the abbreviation is EDA.[1][2] The equivalents in French are Groupe du Rassemblement des Démocrates Européens, Rassemblement des Démocrates Européens, and RDE.[3] Those French equivalents are sometimes rendered in English as Union of European Democrats and UED.[13]

MEPs on 23 July 1984

Member state MEPs Party MEPs Notes
France 20[6] Rassemblement pour la République[6] 15[6]
Centre National des Indépendants et Paysans[6] 2[6] Magdeleine Anglade,[14] Philippe Malaud[15]
Démocratie Chrétienne Française[6] 1[6] Alfred Coste-Floret[16]
Parti radical valoisien[6] 1[6] Jacqueline Thome-Patenotre[17]
Union pour la Démocratie Française[6] 1[6] (most UDF MEPs joined the Liberal Democratic or the Christian Democratic group)
Ireland 8[6] Fianna Fáil[6] 8[6]
United Kingdom 1[6] Scottish National Party[6] 1[6] Winifred M. Ewing[18]

MEPs from 1986 to July 1987

Member state MEPs Party MEPs Notes
France 20[6] Rassemblement pour la République[6] 15[6]
Centre National des Indépendants et Paysans[6] 2[6] Magdeleine Anglade,[14] Philippe Malaud[15]
Démocratie Chrétienne Française[6] 1[6] Alfred Coste-Floret[16]
Parti radical valoisien[6] 1[6] Jacqueline Thome-Patenotre[17]
Union pour la Démocratie Française[6] 1[6] (most UDF MEPs joined the Liberal Democratic or the Christian Democratic group)
Ireland 8[6] Fianna Fáil[6] 8[6]
Portugal 1 Democratic Renewal Party[19] 1 José Medeiros Ferreira
United Kingdom 1[6] Scottish National Party[6] 1[6] Winifred M. Ewing[18]

MEPs from July 1987 to July 1989

Member state MEPs Party MEPs Notes
France 20[6] Rassemblement pour la République[6] 15[6]
Centre National des Indépendants et Paysans[6] 2[6] Magdeleine Anglade,[14] Philippe Malaud[15]
Démocratie Chrétienne Française[6] 1[6] Alfred Coste-Floret[16]
Parti radical valoisien[6] 1[6] Jacqueline Thome-Patenotre[17]
Union pour la Démocratie Française[6] 1[6] (most UDF MEPs joined the Liberal Democratic or the Christian Democratic group)
Ireland 8[6] Fianna Fáil[6] 8[6]
Portugal 2 Democratic Renewal Party[20] 2
United Kingdom 1[6] Scottish National Party[6] 1[6] Winifred M. Ewing[18]

MEPs on 25 July 1989

Member state MEPs Party MEPs Notes
France 13[7] Rassemblement pour la République[7] 12[7]
Centre National des Indépendants et Paysans[7] 1[7] Yvon Briant[21]
Ireland 6[7] Fianna Fáil[7] 6[7]
Greece 1[7] Democratic Renewal[7] 1[7] Dimitrios Nianias[22] (split from New Democracy)

MEPs on 1 August 1994

Member state MEPs Party MEPs Notes
France 14 Rassemblement pour la République 14
Ireland 7 Fianna Fáil 7
Portugal 3 CDS – People's Party 3 was expelled from EPP after rejection of Maastricht treaty[23]
Greece 2 Political Spring 2 split from New Democracy

Sources

  • Europe Politique[6][7][8][3]
  • European Parliament[11]
  • European Parliament MEP Archives[4][5][14][15][16][17][18][21][22][13]
  • Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley[1]
  • CVCE (Previously European NAvigator)[2]

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