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social democracy

political parties of the Left, whose programmes embrace SOCIALISM, but which pursue these objectives by electoral and parliamentary means, eschewing insurrection or violent revolution. Initially the term had a currency mainly within Marxism. In time, it has come to refer more widely to non-Marxist reformist parties of the Left, including the British Labour Party. Most recently it has been used to refer to political parties and policies which assert the value of plural social institutions and a MIXED ECONOMY, as against either a ONE-PARTY SYSTEM and a COMMAND ECONOMY, or the untrammelled working of a free MARKET ECONOMY.
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Rafik Boujadria, one of the initiators of this coalition, told a press conference on Thursday evening in Sidi Bousaid votes will be scattered among six or seven centrist social democrat candidates and none of them could fight the way to the second round.
In fact, social democrats' declining popularity has little to do with immigration.
These fundamental differences at the level of deep culture give rise, according to McGrane, to significant differences at the level of public policy and party platforms between social democrats like the NDP and reform liberals like the Liberals.
In the last few months, the anti-immigration stance of the Danish People's Party has received a thumbs-up by several political parties, including the Social Democrats.
Unlike Finland's Social Democrats as well as populists in the south of Europe who resonate with voters angry over slow economic growth in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, the Finns call for fiscal restraint.
Incumbent Prime Minister and Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven has said he will try to build a coalition 'across the political divide', while the Moderates have called for Lofven to step aside.
The Social Democrats, Greens and Left voted for LE[micro]fven, while the Moderates, Centre, Liberals, Christian Democrats and the Sweden Democrats voted against him.
The Social Democrats initially planned to go into opposition.
Merkel The Social Democrats will put forward six names - three women and three men - to lead the ministries they will control in the upcoming coalition in the coming days, he said.
Angela A deal will be put to a ballot of the Social Democrats' more than 460,000 members, a process that will take a few weeks.
Speaking about cooperation, there are indeed no reasons to say that the Social Democrats could not implement their program provisions," the head of the government said.
Summary: Core issues usually believed to play into the hands of the Social Democrats such as social justice and fair wages have become less of a concern over the last four years

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