Democratic Party
Partito Democratico
Merged intoItalian Social Democratic Party
HeadquartersRome, Italy
IdeologySocial liberalism
Social democracy
Political positionCentre-left

The Democratic Party (Partito Democratico, PD) was a social liberal and social democratic political party in Italy.

It emerged in 1913 from the left-wing of the dominant Liberals, of which it continued to be a government coalition partner until 1919. In the 1913 general election the party won 2.8% of the vote and 11 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. In 1919 the PD was merged with other liberal parties and groupings in the Italian Social Democratic Party, that gained 10.9% and 60 seats in the 1919 general election, while other Democrats joined LiberalRadical joint lists.[1][2]

Electoral results

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
1913 138,967 (#7) 2.8
11 / 508


  1. ^ Francesco Leoni, Storia dei partiti politici italiani, Guida, Naples 2001
  2. ^ Piergiorgio Corbetta; Maria Serena Piretti, Atlante storico-elettorale d'Italia, Zanichelli, Bologna 2009