Social Democratic Party of Germany
Angelika Graf, Represetative of Rosenheim region in Bundestag, Federal Drug Commissioner of the SPD parliamentary group: "I wish you good luck in your project".
SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is a social-democratic political party in Germany. The party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in Germany, along with the conservative CDU/CSU, and is led by Sigmar Gabriel.
The SPD governed at the federal level in a grand coalition with the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union from 2005 until 27 October 2009. The SPD conceded defeat in the federal election of September 2009, with its share of votes having dropped from 34.2% to 23%, compared to 2005, and became the largest opposition party represented in the Bundestag. The party participates in ten state governments, of which seven are governed by SPD Minister-Presidents.
The SPD is a full member party of the Party of European Socialists and the Socialist International. It is Germany's oldest political party, established in 1875, in the German Parliament. It was also one of the first Marxist-influenced parties in the world.