Germany's main opposition Social Democrats are holding a party convention in Bavaria. Delegates are preparing the party's platform ahead of fall elections.
The Social Democrats have seen a bounce following historically low support, according to a new poll. Their proposal for a guaranteed basic income for pensioners was also met with approval.
The Social Democrats are going back to their roots, scrapping the Hartz IV welfare system. The contentious reforms had prompted soul-searching within the party for over a decade, while they were lauded outside Germany.
In a bid to fend off inroads from left- and right-wing parties, Germany's more centrist governing CDU and SPD are seeking to redefine their political values. It's a risky move, says DW's Fabian von der Mark.
Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, the SPD, are in an even bleaker mood in Bavaria than her own conservative party. The coalition government's internal feuding in Berlin has clearly damaged the Social Democrats.
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