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    Rot-Grün

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    "Zuvor waren Meinungsumfragen bekannt geworden, die für Rot-Grün zum ersten Mal seit Monaten eine Mehrheit sahen."
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    I believe this translates literally as Red-Green. Is it a political party? What do they stand for?
    Thanks
    AuthorR.L. Stroud17 Sep 02, 08:07
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    The German parties have colours associated with them. Red is SPD, green is the Green Party (Die Gruenen), Black is CDU/CSU, F.D.P. is yellow (and blue), PDS is dark red.
    Rot-Grün is another name for the reigning coalition on federal level.
    #1AuthorAGB17 Sep 02, 14:09
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    The political parties represented in the Bundestag are:

    -- The Social Democratic Party (SPD), which abandoned the concept of a strictly working class party in 1959 while continuing to stress social welfare programs. The SPD heads the federal government that took office in October 1998 under Chancellor Schroeder.

    -- The Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU). The CDU/CSU is generally conservative on economic and social policy.

    -- The Alliance 90/The Greens (Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen), which has an environmentalist, pacifist platform, is the junior partner in the current federal coalition government.

    -- The liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) identifies itself as a market-oriented, civil libertarian party.

    -- The Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), which is the successor party to the communist party of the former German Democratic Republic -- the SED.
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    For a quick explanation about the political orientation of the various German parties see the above web site.
    #2AuthorNorbert Juffa19 Sep 02, 07:12
     
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