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Democratic Action Party (Spain)

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Democratic Action Party
Partido de Acción Democrática
PresidentFrancisco Fernández Ordóñez
Founded4 November 1981
Dissolved23 January 1983
Split fromUnion of the Democratic Centre
Merged intoSpanish Socialist Workers' Party
HeadquartersC/ Padilla, 1, Madrid
IdeologySocial democracy[1]

The Democratic Action Party (Spanish: Partido de Acción Democrática, PAD) was a Spanish political party of social democratic ideology.[2][3][4]

It was founded by former justice minister Francisco Fernández Ordóñez in November 1981 and was formed by 17 parliamentarians—10 deputies and 7 senators—that had left the Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) due to its conservative political positions.[5] The PAD reached an electoral agreement with the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) ahead of the 1982 Spanish general election.[6][7] The party was dissolved in 1983 and the majority of its members joined the PSOE.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Partidos, sindicatos y organizaciones ciudadanas en la provincia de Alicante durante la Transición (1974-1982). El Partido de Acción Democrática" (PDF). Archivo de la Democracia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2009. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. ^ "El partido de Fernández Ordóñez puede concurrir a las elecciones andaluzas". El País (in Spanish). 8 November 1981. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  3. ^ "El partido de Fernández Ordóñez celebrará su congreso en marzo". El País (in Spanish). 19 January 1982. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Partido de Acción Democrática busca los votos del centro-izquierda". El País (in Spanish). 30 March 1982. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Acción Democrática inicia su tramitación como grupo parlamentario". El País (in Spanish). 17 December 1981. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Más de la mitad de los militantes de Acción Democrática, favorable a una coalición con el PSOE". El País (in Spanish). 7 March 1982. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  7. ^ "La coalición entre Fernández Ordóñez y el Partido Socialista para las próximas elecciones, prácticamente decidida". El País (in Spanish). 9 May 1982. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  8. ^ "El partido de Acción Democrática se autodisuelve por entender que su espacio político está ocupado por el PSOE". El País (in Spanish). 24 January 1983. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
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