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Bundestag elections:political partiesYonna WalterssonNews Editor, Dagens Arena
Political PartiesNot likely to enterLikely to enter
CDU• Founded in 1945• The major catch-all party of the centre-right.• Along with Christian Social Union of Bavaria(CSU) th...
Sozialdemokratische Partei• Was established as marxist party in 1875. Re-established as socialist party after World War II...
Freie Demokratische Partei• Founded in 1948.• Part of 14 out of 20 coalition governmentssince 1949.• Pro-business party th...
Bundnis 90/Die Grünen• The Green party was formed 1980, enteredBudestag 1983. United with Bundnis 90 in 1993.• Appeals to ...
Die Linke• Founded in 2007. Merger from post-communist Party of Democratic Socialism(PSD) a left-wing breakaway from the S...
Piratenpartei Deutschland• Founded in 2006• Internet freedom and more accessiblepolitics• Appealed to young people• Has en...
Alternative Für Deutschland• Founded in april 2013• Single-issue party: Anti euro/pro EU• Technocratic revolt• Sees the eu...
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German political parties

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German political parties

  1. 1. Bundestag elections:political partiesYonna WalterssonNews Editor, Dagens Arena
  2. 2. Political PartiesNot likely to enterLikely to enter
  3. 3. CDU• Founded in 1945• The major catch-all party of the centre-right.• Along with Christian Social Union of Bavaria(CSU) the CDU forms the CDU/CSU grouping inthe Bundestag.• Angela Merkel more popular than herparty.• This is something the CDU earns from asthe elction campaign will be shaped bypersonality issue.• 2009: 27,3 %• Polling at: 37 %Angela Merkel
  4. 4. Sozialdemokratische Partei• Was established as marxist party in 1875. Re-established as socialist party after World War II.• Second major party in German politics.• Peer Steinbrück lead the party in the election.• Government programme for the election aims atproviding greater solidarity and social justice.• Key element of the strategy against poverty is ageneral minimum wage of € 8.50 per hour.• Steinbrücks personal approval ratings are far behindAngela Merkel.• 2009: 23 %• Polling at: 27 %Sigmar Gabriel
  5. 5. Freie Demokratische Partei• Founded in 1948.• Part of 14 out of 20 coalition governmentssince 1949.• Pro-business party that promotes free marketeconomics and individual liberty.• Has suffered from regional election defeatsand internal conflict.• Used to be the kingmaker party – this rolenow taken by the Green Party.• Often get support votes from CDU voters.• Are attacking proposals for minimum wage• 2009: 14,6 %• Polling at: 5 %Philipp Rösler
  6. 6. Bundnis 90/Die Grünen• The Green party was formed 1980, enteredBudestag 1983. United with Bundnis 90 in 1993.• Appeals to higher income households in urban areas.• Early on: anti-establishment, eco-libertarian andpost-materialist agenda. Now a broadenedprogrammatic stance.• Has earned votes from FDP setbacks.• Likely kingmaker party: included in three out offour possible government coalitions.• Greens benefited from the FDP’s transformation intoa more neo-liberal party• Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Jürgen Trittin are the topcandidates in the election campaign.• 2009: 10,7 %• Polling at: 15 %Claudia Roth/CemÖzdemir
  7. 7. Die Linke• Founded in 2007. Merger from post-communist Party of Democratic Socialism(PSD) a left-wing breakaway from the SPD.• Strong in Eastern parts ofGermany, loosing ground in the West• Appeals to older voters• Overshadowed by the other small parties• Are attacking low-wage sector, ”mini jobs”• Not likely as a government partner• 2009: 11,9 %• Polling at: 7 %KatjaKipping/BerndRiexinger
  8. 8. Piratenpartei Deutschland• Founded in 2006• Internet freedom and more accessiblepolitics• Appealed to young people• Has entered four state parliaments• Failed to manage their political victories• Internal fights• Online bullying instead of public debates• So small they do not show in several polls• In need of a miracle• 2009: 2 %• Polling at: -- %Bernd Schlömer
  9. 9. Alternative Für Deutschland• Founded in april 2013• Single-issue party: Anti euro/pro EU• Technocratic revolt• Sees the euro as a doomed project• Polls show that 17 percent of voters couldimagine voting for them• Puts pressure on CDU• Not likely to enter the Bundestag• 2009: -- %• Polling at: 3 %KonradAdam/FraukePetri/BerndLucke

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