Right-wing leaders from across globe strategize at International Democratic Union conference - 2019-12-04
An international coalition of center-right candidates, lawmakers and campaign managers and staffers are gathering in private this week to discuss strategies for conservatives around the globe.
The International Democratic Union, led by former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as chairman, is aiming to teach successful electoral and governing approaches to its more than 80 member parties.
"The IDU is a global networking forum like no other," reads a pamphlet distributed by the group to those invited to attend the forum in Washington. "We bring together elected legislators, party executives and thought-leaders to forge relationships, exchange best practices for campaigning and governing, and build bridges with parties in emerging democracies."