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Germany’s oldest party was founded in 1875, and is described as "center-left". It roots in the 19th century labor movement.
The SPD is Germany's largest political party in terms of membership. Its voter base is the working class in urban areas. SPD icon Willy Brandt was a foreign minister in the first "grand coalition" government with the CDU 1966-1969 and then became the first SPD chancellor. This page is a chronological compilation of all DW content on the SPD.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz isn't going to Kyiv. He's still steamed that Ukraine uninvited German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Against this backdrop, Ukraine's ambassador Andrij Melnyk had a colorful comeback.
Germany's government is coming under increasing pressure to provide weapons and military assistance to Ukraine not just from abroad, but domestically, too. Is Berlin acting on the people's wishes? DW interviews an SPD member of parliament, Ralf Stegner.