The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States. It was founded in 1828 by Andrew Jackson.
Strongest on the coasts and in urban cities, the Democrats have had 16 presidents in the White House, from the 7th US president, Andrew Jackson, to Barack Obama, the country's 44th president. Some claim it is the oldest political party still in existence.
Social Democrat Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election. Schulz's SPD has 24 percent support, according to the latest poll.
If you have lost sight of the Democratic Party of the United States, their "soul-searching" process is certainly one reason. Another is that U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican party have been front and center of national and international news since Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's defeat in last November's presidential election. So where are the Democrats headed from here?