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  Democratic party - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With the demise of the Whig party in the election of 1852 and the emergence of the sectional, antislavery Republican party in 1854 (succeeding the Free-Soil party), the Democrats remained the sole national party.
At the Democratic Convention of 1860 the party split, Northern Democrats nominating Douglas, and the Southern Democrats choosing John C. Breckinridge, thus facilitating the victory of Abraham Lincoln.
Although the Democrats retained their solid majorities in Congress (except for the Senate in 1980, 1982, and 1984), the victorious national coalition built by Nixon was sustained by Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984 and by George H. Bush in 1988.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-democrat.html   (1909 words)

 Christian Democratic Union (Germany) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The CDU was the dominant party with Konrad Adenauer as its leader from 1949 to 1963.
Opponents of the CDU are the social democratic SPD, the post-communist Left Party/PDS and the left-wing environmentalist Bündnis'90/Die Grünen.
The traditional strongholds of the party are concentrated in rural and/or Catholic regions such as Eifel, Münsterland, Sauerland, the Fulda district, Schwaben, Emsland, Nordfriesland, Vorpommern as well as areas in Saxony, the Thüringen Eichsfeld, Taunus, and smaller cities such as Baden-Baden, Konstanz, and Pforzheim.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/CDU   (1379 words)

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A key element of democratic socialism, as distinct from social democracy, is meaningful participation and control of daily life at work and in the community (workers' and community self-management), with managers (where needed) elected by and responsible to workers and community members.
Social democratic parties have been distinguished from liberal capitalist parties primarily by their earlier identification with socialism, by the remaining symbols of this identification, by their current close association with the official unions, and by their willingness to tolerate left wings which are more explicitly socialist.
The possible tactics of revolutionary democratic socialists with respect to the large social democratic parties have been just touched upon, with the implication that while participation in and critical support for such parties may be advisable in particular cases, the possibilities for reform of these parties are probably quite limited.
eserver.org /govt/soc-democ-vs-democ-soc.txt   (5439 words)

 CALD News - CALD participates in Rome Conference of Asian-European Democrats
Sirichoke Sopha of the Democrat Party of Thailand; parliamentarians Mr.
Keisuke Tsumura of the Democratic Party of Japan; and, Mr.
The European Democratic Party was represented by its Co-President Mr.
www.cald.org /news/cald_in_rome.htm   (388 words)

 European Democratic Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Democratic Party (EDP) is a centrist European political party very strongly in favour of European integration ("europeanist").
The EDP was founded in reaction to the rising influence of eurosceptic parties within European institutions.
The meeting of the Parliamentary Group of the liberal democrat European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party which took place in Brussels on July 13, 2004 approved a recommendation to unite the ELDR Group and the EDP Group into the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Democratic_Party   (401 words)

 Political parties: an introduction
Democratic parties are those parties that a) seek political power by democratic elections and b) are ready to give up power after losing democratic elections.
For example the Japanese Liberal Democratic Party might be liberal in the Japanese sense of the word, it isn't liberal in the international sence of the word.
Democratic conservative parties are defined here as parties adhering to traditional values in combination with free-market ideology and law-and-order positions, without being christian-democratic.
www.electionworld.org /party.htm   (1030 words)

 Financial Mirror
Founded in 1941, the party is successor to the Communist Party of Cyprus, which held its first congress in 1926 but was declared illegal by the British authorities in 1931.
The Movement of Free Democrats (KED) of former President of Cyprus Mr George Vassiliou and the Democratic Socialist Reform Movement (ADISOK) of Mr Michalis Papapetrou merged on 1 December 1996 to form the United Democrats.
The party secured 10,8% of the votes in the 13 June 2004 elections for the European Parliament gaining one of the six seats in the European Parliament.
www.financialmirror.com /more_news.php?id=3892   (949 words)

 European Chocolates
After the European Parliament elections in 1999 it became the largest faction with 233 of the 626 seats.
The European Greens–European Free Alliance (The Greens/European Free Alliance; Greens/EFA; French: ''Le Groupe Verts/Alliance libre européenne''; ''Les Verts/ALE'', German ''Fraktion der Grünen/Freie Europäische Allianz'') is one of the parliamentary groups in the European Parliament.
These parties are civic nationalists and regionalists, broadly of the centre and centre-left.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/58/european-chocolates.html   (971 words)

 European Affairs [A Publication of the European Institute]
It is ironic that a party with religious roots has started to champion Turkey's EU vocation, while the main opposition party, the secular People's Republican Party (PRP), a longtime supporter of EU membership, has become more doubtful about the reforms necessary to achieve it.
The party's claims to have changed its spots have met with skepticism in certain segments of the Turkish intelligentsia as well as in the secular armed forces.
Cyprus is due to join the European Union in May 2004, and it is not clear whether the UN plan for solving the Cyprus problem, sponsored by Secretary General Kofi Annan, will remain on the table after that date.
www.europeanaffairs.org /current_issue/2003_fall/2003_fall_53.php4   (2061 words)

 Social Democratic Party of Slovakia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Social Democratic Party of Slovakia (in Slovak: Sociálnodemokratická strana Slovenska; abbreviated SDSS) was a left wing political party in Slovakia.
The Party arose after the Velvet Revolution, in January 1990, and declared that it will attempt to continue the work of the "Slovak Social Democratic Party of (the Kingdom of) Hungary" (1905-1918) and of other Social democratic parties forbidden in 1948 by the Communists.
In 1992 the Party gained five seats (6,1% of the votes in Slovakia) in the "House of Nations" (Sn&283;movna národ&367;) of the federal parliament of Czechoslovakia, which however was only due to the fact that the Party chairman was briefly Alexander Dub&269;ek, the ex-Czechoslovak leader, in 1992.
social-democratic-party-of-slovakia.iqnaut.net   (295 words)

 Democratic Party
The modern Democratic Party in Chicago emerged in the generation that followed the fire of 1871.
Kelly (1933–1947) expanded the party's base and resources by bringing African Americans into the Democratic fold, tapping the New Deal's federal largesse, and running a “wide-open” town congenial to organized crime.
He professionalized the city bureaucracy, centralized power by refusing to surrender the party chair, and, by the end of his reign, shifted the organization's base to the white urban fringe from the growing fl core.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/371.html   (915 words)

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With regional, national and European elections in June, both the French-speaking Ecolos and the Dutch-speaking Agalev were preparing to enter national and regional government as junior coalition partners.
Communist parties For some Communists, the war and Milosevic's regime are the last act of the death agony of Stalinism.
At the European level, the PDS is inviting left parties to support a United Nations intervention and a cease-fire by both Serbian and Kosovar forces.
www.blythe.org /nytransfer-subs/99eeu/European_Left_on_Balkan_War-GL   (1088 words)

 New European Party of the Left Founded
The parties agreed on a common program but planned further debate on the statute, which will probably call for a chairperson, an executive committee and a council of party leaders.
Eight other parties also attended the meeting did not join but remained as observers, waiting for confirmation from their home countries or considering the founding premature.
These include the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (the Czech Republic), the Communist Party of Slovakia, the Estonian Social Democratic Workers' Party and the AKEL of Cyprus, though the last named, proportionately the strongest, was one of those deciding to maintain an observer status.
www.mail-archive.com /pen-l@galaxy.csuchico.edu/msg84907.html   (781 words)

 European Update: The Jewish Stake in a Changing Europe
In Austria, France and Denmark, these parties are either coalition partners or have to be taken seriously as a significant political factor by democratic governments.
The Danish vote also was a setback toward that "deeper" European union that the advocates of a truly integrated continent, as German foreign minister Joschka Fischer articulated it earlier this year, have in mind.
The original reason for forming a Community, which began modestly as a six-member economic union — the European Coal and Steel Community — was to banish once and for all intra-European wars, and particularly to bind Germany into a new Europe in which she would no longer be tempted or able to wage aggressive war.
www.adl.org /international/lfe/lfe_10_00.asp   (849 words)

It is the conclusion of the Organizing Committee of the Natural Law Social Democratic Party, for reasons not fully set forth here, that none of the major existing third parties or third party movements offers an adequately grounded alternative to the present virtual monopoly of public policy discourse held by the two major parties.
Social democracy is identified with the fractions of the European socialist movement which have been especially scrupulous with respect to the choice of the means by which the essential ideals of socialism are to be achieved.
The Natural Law Social Democratic Party does not seek to duplicate the work already being done by social ethicists, theologians, members of church study groups, and other people of faith who are working patiently to use ancient wisdom and new spiritual insight to solve social problems.
www.howardri.org /NLSDParty.html   (2687 words)

 European political party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A European political party, formally a political party at European level, sometimes informally (especially in academic circles) a Europarty, is a type of political party organization operating transnationally in Europe.
Within the European Parliament these parties often express themselves in affiliation with Groups in the European Parliament which may be alliances of more than one European political parties, or possibly alliances between parties and nominally independents.
European Democrats: Loose partnership within the European Parliament of members of the EDU (see above) that are not in the EPP.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_political_party   (633 words)

 Party of European Socialists - Parti Socialiste Européen - Social democrats back EU membership goal for Balkans
European social democratic party leaders meeting in Sofia pledged to give their full support for EU membership of all the countries of the Western Balkans — and to take concrete steps to increase regional cooperation through closer links between social democratic parties in the region.
The leaders resolved to hold annual meetings of Balkan social democratic party leaders and to support the modernisation, reform and development of social democratic parties in the region through increased visits and delegations from the PES and between the parties.
European social democratic leaders want to be in the forefront of building permanent peace and prosperity in the Balkans.
www.pes.org /content/view/497/116   (424 words)

 European Politics Articles
After four months of party haggling Austria has finally a new government: a coalition of the Freedom Party FPÖ led by the xenophobic populist Jörg Haider and the Christian Democrat ÖVP under the new chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel (ÖVP).
The resignation of the German finance minister and leader of the Social Democrat Party, Oskar Lafontaine, has liberated chancellor Schröder from his major rival and his government from the principal opponent of cuts in the welfare state and radical reforms in the labor market.
While the European Central Bank (ECB), under the presidency of Wim Duisenberg is preparing to step into action as the new guardian of monetary stability, some European governments are showing...
www.suite101.com /articles.cfm/european_politics/1-20   (1277 words)

 EU news: An Independent View from European Voice
THE European Union and Canada are set to sign an unprecedented agreement to reduce obstacles to trade and investment by mutual recognition of standards, a move which a senior MEP says should be “a wake-up call” for similarly upgrading trade relations with the United States.
The EPP was founded in 1976, as the federation of Christian Democratic member parties in the European Community.
News reaches EN that the circle of candidates for the post of European Commission President Romano Prodi may soon be under pressure from the Rue de la Loi residence of the Belgian premier.
www.europeanvoice.com /archive/issue.asp?id=393   (1710 words)

 Socialist chiefs to wield axe as far-right joins Slovak coalition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Party of European Socialists (PES) is set to suspend from membership the Slovak Social Democratic Party (SMER), in protest at the decision of its leader Robert Fico to form a coalition government with a nationalist party.
The move carries echoes of events in 2000, when the Christian Democrat Party in Austria formed a coalition with the right-wing Freedom Party, provoking protests in Strasbourg and Brussels.
The party would also consult on its government programme with the PES, said Manka, promising that the inclusion of the Slovak National Party (SNS) in the government "will not cause any damage to anyone".
www.europeanvoice.com /current/article.asp?id=25800   (637 words)

 European Political Parties - Steve McGiffen Spectrezine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Any party conforming to these rules becomes eligible for a share of the €8.4m available from July 1, 2004, a figure which could be increased in future years.
They are not, for example, the priorities of the so-called European People’s Party (EPP), the centre-right group which is the European Parliament’s biggest, and which, with the social-democratic Party of European Socialists (PES), makes up 75% of the current EP membership.
Their submission asserts that the rules for European Political Parties are discriminatory, that they are contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees “freedom of thought and conscience”, and that, amongst other breaches of Treaty on  European Union, they represent an unauthorised transfer of power to the EU.
www.spectrezine.org /europe/Europarties.htm   (904 words)

 European Options Online
Indeed, the legitimacy of the European Court is questioned on the basis that many judges are political party appointees and cannot be considered to be independent.
The cause of the current European democratic deficit is shown to be a combination of the behaviour of politicians following their party interests at the expense of constituency interests and an increasingly powerful centralised elite, which demonstrates all of the "old regime" characteristics of a "leadership" which does not trust the citizens.
The Commission proactively hid disturbing evidence that accession governments were actively engaged in the breaking of European Law and abusing their citizens, from the European Council and the European Parliament.
www.europeanoptions.org /index.html   (1147 words)

 Bilkent News Interactive
The European Youth Summit, "Euroforum 2001" was held at Galatasaray University in İstanbul from April 12 to 16, with 400 students from various European universities attending.
Organized by the European Union, the aim of the summit was to bring together European youth to discuss issues pertaining to the future of the European Union.
From Bilkent, Özüm Saydam and Onur Özlü participated at the conference as European Commissioners, while Meral Dülger, Sanem Aytekin, Burak Alıcı, Burç Yüceışık and Mine Oral (all IR students), were delegates to the European Liberal Democratic Party of the European Union Parliament.
www.bilkent.edu.tr /~Bilnews/issue_7_27/summit.html   (208 words)

 Is the Democratic Party Going European? - Jewish Media Resources
A deep ambivalence towards Israel has infected the Democratic Party, which many political analysts are currently projecting to take over one or both houses of Congress in the next elections.
Though the Democratic Party is the political home of the vast majority of American Jews, 54% of Democrats advocate that the United States adopt a more neutral — i.e., less pro-Israel — stance to the Middle East, as opposed to only 29% of Republicans.
Increasingly, mainstream Democrats are adopting the attitudes of the European Left.
jewishmediaresources.com /article/996   (1316 words)

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