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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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And that could mean the leader of the Social Democratic Party, a man who is no stranger to scandal, becoming Romania's next prime minister.
The betrayal of the Social Democratic party and also of Danish public life in general arose from choosing egoism and vanity instead of solidarity and creativity, and there is no doubt whatsoever which side Hyltoft, the unswerving humanist, has chosen.
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The former Foreign Secretary left the Labour Party in 1981 and, as part of the gang of four with Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and Bill Rodgers, set up the Social Democratic Party.
The voters have chosen a change of generation,'' Schroeder, 54, declared to a cheering crowd outside the Social Democratic Party headquarters in Bonn.
This includes even the Social Democratic Party, which has 5,000 to 6,000 members (a respectable size by present standards), about 600 of them deputies in local and national representatives bodies.
18 ( ANI ): Supporters and activists of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a regional outfit in Tamil Nadu gathered in Coimbatore to demand a complete ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol in the state.
Kamchybek Tashiev after losing the presidential election came to Almazbek Atambaev and said he was ready to become a family member to get the post, said leader of the Social Democratic Party Chynybay Tursunbekov in an interview with the parliamentary radio on March 14.
The party's English name was changed from the Japan Socialist Party to the Social Democratic Party of Japan in 1991.
The executive board of the Social Democratic Party (SP/PS) cast a 6-4 vote in favour of and with that pledged its party's support for two Swiss army-related initiatives to be presented to the Swiss people on December 2.
385) This he does admirably through a detailed analysis of three main forms of"street politics;" (1) everyday struggles between the police and crowds of people on the street - what he calls an "alltagliche Kleinkrieg" - for the control and use of public space, (2) conflicts between the police and crowds in the context of strikes and lockouts (Streikexzessen), and (3) street demonstrations organized by the Social Democratic party.
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