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  Germany - Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union
Following World War II, the Christian Democratic Union (Christlich Demokratische Union--CDU) was founded by a diverse group of Catholics and Protestants, businesspeople and trade unionists, and conservatives and moderates.
Germany's population increased through unification, and thus it has become more difficult for the CSU to pass the 5 percent electoral threshold at the national level.
In 1982, as West Germany's economy weakened, the liberal SPD and the economically conservative FDP could not settle on a package of economic remedies.
countrystudies.us /germany/159.htm   (1081 words)

  
  Christian Democratic Union (Germany) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On October 3rd, 1990, the German Democratic Republic was abolished and its territory reannexed to Germany.
Election placard of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany for the German federal election, 2005.
Opponents of the CDU are the social democratic SPD, the post-communist Left Party/PDS and the left-wing environmentalist Bündnis'90/Die Grünen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CDU   (1365 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Christian Democratic Union of Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A right-of-center Christian party, the CDU is the biggest conservative political party in Germany.
The CDU (Christlich-Demokratische Union Deutschlands, Christian-Democratic Union of Germany) is the biggest conservative, centre-right party in Germany.
Its sister-party in Bavaria is the CSU —; the CDU is active in the rest of Germany.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Christian-Democratic-Union-of-Germany   (884 words)

  
 Junge Union
We are the independent political youth organisation of CDU and CSU, the Christian Democratic party of Germany and its Christian Social partner in Bavaria.
The Junge Union is committed to the rule of law, living democracy, the social and ecological market economy, the principal of social and generational justice and to safeguarding the environment.
The Junge Union is organised in one federal, 18 regional and 480 district associations throughout Germany.
www.junge-union.de /content/english   (344 words)

  
 Bundestag elections drive Germany into political chaos - PRAVDA.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Germany's leading parties may establish a large coalition consisting of the Christian Democratic Union and the Social Democratic Party, although Schroeder and Merkel refuse to give up the chancellor's post to each other.
It seemed a short while ago that the victory of the Christian Democratic Union, which won the majority of seats in the Bundestag chamber, would be the convincing end of the German parliamentary elections.
It is noteworthy that the Free Democrats and The Greens received smaller amounts of votes than they expected and thus failed to guarantee the majority of seats in the Bundestag to their senior partners from the CDU and the Social Democratic Party.
english.pravda.ru /printed.html?news_id=16156   (1000 words)

  
 Germany: the career of Christian Democratic Union leader Angela Merkel Part 2: From Kohl's "little girl" to ...
Moreover, she called for the re-establishment of schools awarding pupils marks for general behaviour and diligence, and seriously proposed the introduction of “ethnology” as a subject to be taught in schools as a means of opposing racist violence.
Merkel failed in her attempt to secure the Union’s chancellor candidacy in the 2002 federal elections, when she was beaten by Edmund Stoiber, head of the CSU and Bavarian state premier.
Even if the Christian Democrats should become the strongest party in the coming election, such a policy will lack any support from a majority of the population, and will inevitably meet with resistance—even from within her own party.
www.wsws.org /articles/2005/jul2005/cdu2-j09.shtml   (2714 words)

  
 Germany (11/05)
Germany concluded four treaties with the Soviet Union covering the overall bilateral relationship, economic relations, the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the territory of the former G.D.R., and German support for those troops.
Germany continues to be active economically in the states of central and eastern Europe and to actively support the development of democratic institutions, bilaterally and through the EU.
Germany stands at the center of European affairs and is a key partner in U.S. relations with Europeans in NATO and the European Union.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3997.htm   (5880 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: German Elections, 1998
Generally conservative on economic and social policy, the CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, are often identified with the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches, although their programs tend to be more pragmatic than ideological.
In September 1998 national elections, the Christian Democrats were pushed out of power, managing only 35 percent of the vote.
Chancellor of Germany since 1982, Kohl and his party ran for an unprecedented fifth term in office in Sept. 1998 only to lose to the Social Democratic Party and its candidate, Gerhard Schroeder.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/germany/election.htm   (576 words)

  
 Germany
1938 Germany annexed Austria and Sudeten; occupied remainder of Czechoslovakia in 1939.
1990 The communist regime in East Germany collapsed; Germany was reunified with Kohl as chancellor.
Germany became the first European Union country to enshrine animal rights in the constitution.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/countryfacts/germany.html   (1365 words)

  
 Links
Germany, that is the largest importer of RM carpets from India, imported 193,348 of the total 363,843 RUGMARK labelled carpets in 2001-2002.
Maneka Gandhi, Chairperson of the RUGMARK Foundation-India and Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation, welcomed a delegation from the German Parliament's (Bundestag) Standing Committee for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Maneka Gandhi, former Union Minister, the Indian initiative has developed substantially despite the fact that the carpet market is more or less saturated.
www.rugmarkindia.org /links/events.htm   (1277 words)

  
 STRATFOR: Germany: Merkel vs. Multiculturalism
If the CDU and the National Democratic Party (NPD), another right-wing group, are able to consolidate their power in the government, they will change the tide of German policies on immigration and the rights of ethnic minorities.
With support for Germany's ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD) falling, the CDU might be able to capitalize on its near-equal popularity and gain the chancellorship in just a few years.
Germany in 2004 has a foreign-born population of about 7 million (of whom an estimated 3 million are Muslim), which is around 9 percent of the country.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1296645/posts   (2426 words)

  
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The Christian Democrats have ruled the country for 37 of the past 50 years, and some analysts fear the party's collapse would create a vacuum that could upset the country's democratic balance.
While Germany's far-right parties are weak and divided, political analysts say there are strong currents of anti-foreigner and anti-European opinion that could be exploited here as they were in Austria.
He is known to be fiercely opposed to Angela Merkel, the progressive general secretary of the Christian Democrats and a favorite to succeeed Mr.
menic.utexas.edu /~bennett/__344/G-Schauble-1.htm   (1421 words)

  
 Weekly Standard, The: The Merkel manual: just the prescription for Germany?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Born in Hamburg in 1954, she and her family actually moved to East Germany when she was still a child--her father, a Protestant pastor, was committed to preserving the faith behind the Iron Curtain.
Germany is suffering its worst unemployment--approximately 12 percent--since the Weimar Republic.
In fact, her Christian Democrats have already backpedaled on tax cuts and the liberalization of stringent German laws protecting labor.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0RMQ/is_37_10/ai_n14791434   (1020 words)

  
 The German Right: Markets, Morality and Migration, by Jan-Werner Mueller
When Helmut Kohl's Christian Democratic Union was crushed in the federal election of 1998, Germany's longest-serving chancellor left behind a party that was not only ideologically exhausted, but also in organizational shambles, because the entire party had been organized around Kohl.
The CDU got back on its feet after its strategists hit on what seemed to be a winning issue: the Christian Democrats fiercely opposed the planned liberalization of the citizenship law, which would have significantly lowered the barriers to the naturalization of foreigners in Germany.
The CDU's long-standing denial that Germany was a country of immigration (which of course meant that no immigration policies were required) seemed belied by the fact that there are more than seven million foreigners in the country, and the fact that business leaders were complaining constantly about a lack of native specialists in information technology.
www.afsa.org /fsj/sept01/Muellersept01.cfm   (3762 words)

  
 Germany: the career of Christian Democratic Union leader Angela Merkel Part 1: East Germany--youth and political ...
This is the first of a two-part article on the political career of Angela Merkel, leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and chancellor candidate of the "Union"--the conservative bloc of the CDU and Christian Social Union--in the federal elections expected to take place this September.
Despite all the differences between the political leaders in East and West Germany, there was a fundamental view they both shared with the church: a profound antipathy to any independent popular movement based on their fears of an uncontrollable revolutionary development of the working class.
Democratic Awakening was dissolved in August 1990 into the East German CDU, which itself was dissolved into the West German party following German reunification in October of that year.
www.wsws.org /articles/2005/jul2005/cdu1-j08.shtml   (2260 words)

  
 German Christian Democratic Union, Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Christian Democratic Union was one of the original parties in Janda's 1950-1962 ICPP study.
The CDU, conjunction with its Bavarian affiliate, the Christian Social Union, continued to govern after Adenauer's retirement in 1963 in coalition with the Free Democrats with Ludwig Erhard as chancellor.
Collectively known as the Christian Democrats, the CDU and CSU have drawn their political base from the Roman Catholics and Protestants.
www.janda.org /ICPP/ICPP1990/12-Germany/Party121/Party121-hj.htm   (226 words)

  
 CBC News: Conservative Christian Democrats win the final seat in Germany
The conservative Christian Democrats gained a seat Sunday in the last remaining German district to report election results -- boosting Angela Merkel's chances of becoming Germany's first female chancellor, and giving her party new momentum in coalition talks to form a new government.
Roland Koch, the conservative governor of Hesse state, said the vote confirmed the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavaria-only sister party, the Christian Social Union, as the strongest bloc in parliament, and said it should choose the next chancellor.
With the Christian Social Union, the CDU won 35.2 per cent of the vote on Sept. 18, and Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats took 34.2 per cent.
www.cbc.ca /story/world/national/2005/10/02/germany_dresden20051002.html   (394 words)

  
 CNN - Tom Cruise's religion may affect his pocketbook in Germany - August 11, 1996
Germany's problem is not with the movie plot or dialogue.
Germany's Christian Democratic Union party dominates the government coalition, and even their rivals support the assault on Scientology.
The youth wing of the Christian Democratic Union is calling for a boycott of "Mission: Impossible" amid growing resentment of the sect in the country.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/9608/11/scientology   (333 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Christian Democratic Union of Germany Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU - Christlich Demokratische Union) is a political party in Germany, founded after World War II by Konrad Adenauer.
The CDU is a moderate Christian and also the biggest conservative, right-of-center party in Germany.
It is generally conservative on economic and social policy and more identified with the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches than are the other major parties, although its programs are pragmatic rather than ideological.
www.ipedia.com /christian_democratic_union_of_germany.html   (378 words)

  
 Konrad Adenauer - An historical biography
After the war Germany was divided into zones of occupation that were to be under the control of prominent powers that had been militarily allied against Nazism.
By 1949 he was chairman of the CDU in "West" Germany - this being a polity that had come into being based on the American, British, and French zones of occupation.
Elections were held in Germany in 1949 as a result of which Adenauer became - at the age of seventy-three - Germany's first post war Chancellor.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /historical/biography/konrad_adenauer.html   (467 words)

  
 Christian Democratic Union of Germany - Unipedia
A moderate Christian party, the CDU is the biggest conservative political party in Germany.
Opponents of the CDU are the social democratic SPD, the ex-communist PDS and the environmentalist Bündnis'90/Die Grünen.
Principles and programme of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (Material on political education)
www.unipedia.info /CDU.html   (953 words)

  
 ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER (2005091724181)
Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union is negative about a prospective Turkish membership to the Union, whereas the Social Democrats headed by the Chancellor Gerhard Schroder largely support it.
The Christian Democratic Union uses the slogan "Any measure which creates employment is social," in a campaign that promises employment.
When talking about adaptation in Germany, it is possible to say that what was meant by adaptation is a kind of assimilation in the long run.
www.zaman.com /?bl=international&alt=&trh=20050917&hn=24181   (1654 words)

  
 Germany Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, ...
They must publicly account for the sources of their funds." The 1967 Law on Parties further solidified the role of parties in the political process and addressed party organization, membership rights, and specific procedures, such as the nomination of candidates for office.
Article 21 of the Basic Law places certain restrictions on the ideological orientation of political parties: "Parties which, by reason of their aims or the behavior of their adherents, seek to impair or abolish the free democratic basic order or to endanger the existence of the Federal Republic of Germany, shall be unconstitutional.
The decision to regulate the organization and activities of political parties reflects lessons learned from Germany's experience during the post-World War I Weimar Republic, when a weak multiparty system severely impaired the functioning of parliamentary democracy and was effectively manipulated by antidemocratic parties.
www.photius.com /countries/germany/government/germany_government_christian_democratic~7787.html   (1938 words)

  
 biology - Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Opponents of the CDU are the social democratic SPD, the communist PDS and the environmentalist Bündnis'90/Die Grünen.
It was then that West Germany’s chancellor Kohl, with the strong support of the United States, called for the unification of Germany.
On October 3rd, 1990, the German Democratic Republic of East Germany and the Federal Republic of West Germany sign a unification treaty.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/CDU   (683 words)

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