Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands

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Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany) is a political party in Germany. It was founded in 1875, and is the oldest political party in the country. After World War II, under the leadership of Kurt Schumacher, the SPD reestablished itself as an ideological party, representing the interests of the working class and the trade unions. The party's program, which espoused Marxist principles, called for the nationalization of major industries and state planning.[1]

To see a list of MEPs from SPD, click here.



  1. German Culture, Social Democratic Party of Germany, accessed 27 February 2009.