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Social Democratic Party

A political party in Germany. It was established in 1875, making it the oldest party in Germany currently in existence. Throughout its history its ideology has shifted between socialism and seeking social justice within a capitalist state.
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Lord Jenkins, who quit Labour to join the Social Democrat Party, went on: "I think transport is the thing he should have concentrated on much more.
Labor's environmental policies have been updated and improved as befits a modern social democrat party.
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His decision to keep the unpopular base on Okinawa despite strong local opposition caused a split in his three-party coalition, with the small Social Democrat party quitting the government on Sunday.
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The old Liberal Party and the Social Democrat Party, with whom they merged during the 1980s, were always dirty fighters at both street and parliamentary levels.
He dabbled in fiction writing in the 1980s with tennis-based thrillers and then in 1995 he was elected to Romania's National Council of the Social Democrat Party.
The PM spelled out a strong vision for a united Europe in a speech to the ruling Social Democrat party conference in Nuremberg, Germany.
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