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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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Social Democrat party chief Jaroslav Tvrdik says he wants to use footage from "Sicko" to illustrate the dangers of privatizing teaching hospitals and health insurance companies, a plan pushed by the opposition Civic Democrats.
According to the newspaper, quoting internal sources from future Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party, the CDU and the Social Democrat Party (SPD) may decide to extend the lifespan of the two nuclear power stations, without challenging the 2001 compromise to ultimately close the power station.
The present-day Liberal Party is the part of the original Liberal Party that did not amalgamate with the Social Democrat Party between 1988 and 1992 to form the present day Liberal Democrats.
--Zulaie Cobra, congresswoman, Social Democrat party (Associated Press)
An apology by the Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Manuel Durao Barroso of the Social Democrat party has ended a 12 year feud with one of the country's most respected writers.
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Sweden's king and queen, Lindh's colleagues in the ruling Social Democrat party and European leaders paid homage at a non-religious memorial service in the imposing red brick City Hall where Nobel prizes are celebrated.
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Brandt gives a detailed account of his step by step rise to power, first to becoming Mayor of Berlin, then to advance to leadership of the Social Democrat Party, Foreign Minister and Chancellor.
Liviu Dragnea, leader of the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), said that the government had to take steps to bring down banking greed.
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