Christian Democratic Union (Germany)

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Christian Democratic Union o Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Chairperson Angela Merkel (Chancellor)
Foondit 1945
Heidquarters Klingelhöferstraße 8
10785 Berlin
Newspaper Union
Youth wing Young Union
Membership  (2012) 484,397[1]
Ideology Christian democracy,[2]
Liberal conservatism[2]
Poleetical position Centre-richt[3]
Naitional affiliation CDU/CSU
Internaitional affiliation Centrist Democrat Internaitional,
Internaitional Democrat Union
European affiliation European Fowk's Pairty
European Parliament
groop
European Fowk's Pairty
Colors Black (customary)
Orange (offeecial)
Bundestag
193 / 620
Regional Parliaments
562 / 1,875
European Parliament
34 / 99
Prime meenisters
o states
5 / 16
Wabsteid
http://www.cdu.de

The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (German: Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands, CDU; German pronunciation: [ˈkʁɪstlɪç ˌdemoˈkʁaːtɪʃə uˈni̯oːn ˈdɔʏtʃlants]) is a Christian democratic[2][4][5] an liberal-conservative[2] poleetical pairty in Germany. It is the major catch-aw pairty o the centre-richt in German politics.[6][7] Alang wi its Bavarie sister pairty the Christian Social Union o Bavarie (CSU), the CDU forms the CDU/CSU groopin, an aa kent as the Union, in the Bundestag.

The leader o the pairty, Angela Merkel, is the current Chancellor o Germany. The CDU is a member o the European Fowk's Pairty (EPP) an sits in the EPP Groop in the European Parliament. Internaitionally, the CDU is a member o the Centrist Democrat Internaitional an the Internaitional Democrat Union. The CDU is the seicont lairgest poleetical pairty in Germany.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ausnahme Piraten und Grüne: Parteien laufen Mitglieder weg". n-tv (in German). 28 May 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Wolfram Nordsieck. "The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe". Parties-and-elections.eu. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  3. Boswell, Christina; Hough, Dan (April 2008). "Politicizing migration: opportunity or liability for the centre-right in Germany?". Journal of European Public Policy 15 (3): 331–48. doi:10.1080/13501760701847382. 
  4. T. Banchoff (28 June 1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. pp. 126–. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  5. Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). pp. 389–. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  6. Mark Kesselman; Joel Krieger; Christopher S. Allen; Stephen Hellman (12 February 2008). European Politics in Transition. Cengage Learning. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-618-87078-3. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  7. Sarah Elise Wiliarty (16 August 2010). The CDU and the Politics of Gender in Germany: Bringing Women to the Party. Cambridge University Press. p. 221. ISBN 978-0-521-76582-4. Retrieved 17 August 2012.