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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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The crushing majority enjoyed by her conservatives and the SPD in the last coalition has been trimmed to a slim 56 percent (399 out of total 709) of seats in Germany's Parliament this time around.
The SPD was forced to revisit its original plan to go into opposition after the failure of Merkel's initial attempt to form a coalition with two smaller parties.
24 election, the SPD had seemed relieved that it could flee into the opposition.
Angela Merkel has ceded control of Germany's controversial shift from nuclear to renewable energy to her SPD rivals, who will take charge of ministries responsible for the environment and energy.
In addition, SPD's Regular and Endorsed Membership Lists and its members' specialties or resumes/curriculum vitae are available not only to SPD members, but also to the general public, which increases our members' exposure to potential clients.
SPD won these contracts based on the company's strong working relationship with its customers and its successful track record, which is further proven by its early and below-budget delivery of the Anadarko project.
Plaintiffs may prevail by showing that failure to furnish a properly worded SPD caused substantive harm, because they were entitled to covered benefits.
Joschka Fischer of the Greens will become vice chancellor and foreign minister, Oskar Lafontaine, the SPD leader, will be finance minister, and Rudolf Scharping of the SPD will be defense minister, the SPD said.
Although the SPD did manage to lay the foundations for a tradition of women's street demonstrations after 1911, "street politics" remained a masculine preserve.
The employer, Policy Management Systems, denied Aiken's claim, because the terms of the plan document differed from the SPD and did not provide for such a distribution.
The agreement by the SPD has now guaranteed Merkel a fourth term in office.