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Social Democratic party

(SDP), former British political party founded in 1981 to offer a centrist alternative to the more extreme positions of the then ruling Conservative partyConservative party,
British political party, formally the Conservative and Unionist party and a continuation of the historic Tory party. The Rise of the Conservative Party
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 on the right and the opposition Labour partyLabour party,
British political party, one of the two dominant parties in Great Britain since World War I. Origins

The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several generations of preparatory trade union politics made possible by the Reform Bills of 1867 and 1884,
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 on the left. The SDP began with the defection of 12 Labour members of Parliament who opposed their party's leftward drift. The party joined in an electoral alliance with the Liberal partyLiberal party,
former British political party, the dominant political party in Great Britain for much of the period from the mid-1800s to World War I. Origins
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 in 1981 and merged with the Liberals in 1988 to form the Social and Liberal Democratic party, now the Liberal DemocratsLiberal Democrats,
British political party created in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal party with the Social Democratic party; the party was initially called the Social and Liberal Democratic party.
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. Some SDP members re-formed the party in 1988, but they disbanded in 1990.
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Ido, 63, backed by the Liberal Democratic Party, the New Komeito party and the Social Democratic Party, defeated Kotaro Tanaka, 60, endorsed by the Japanese Communist Party.
The important moment for the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan during entry into the parliamentary coalition is that Almbazbek Atambaev should be prime minister, Galina Skripkina, parliamentarian from the Social Democratic Party, told AKIpress.
Although the Social Democratic Party won the most votes in Austria's parliamentary election Sunday, the country's two right-wing parties, the Freedom Party and the Alliance for the Future of Austria, made huge gains.
The leader of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambaev, intends to ask another parliamentary faction to form the parliamentary majority, he said this at the session of the Parliament today.
President Otunbaeva said earlier she would task the parliamentary faction of Ata Meken party to form the coalition in case the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan fails to form the coalition.
The leader of the parliamentary faction of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambaev, who was tasked to form the coalition of the majority in Parliament, told President Roza Otunbaeva that they decided to stop further actions on formation of the government.