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The members of the SPD are running away in droves


It is becoming increasingly difficult for political parties to keep their members in line. Almost all parties lose support.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for political parties to keep their members in line.

Almost all parties lose support.

Berlin – The members of the SPD are running away.

By the end of 2022, the party will have fewer than 380,000 members, a spokesman for Secretary General Kevin Kühnert said in response to a



On December 31, 379,861 people were in the SPD.

Overall, the comrades had lost almost 14,000 members in one year.

At the end of 2021, however, there were still 393,727.

This is reported by

Most recently, the number of members exceeded the 400,000 mark in 2020.

Membership has been declining for years.

In 1990 the SPD still had more than 940,000 members, in 2016 there were around 435,000.

SPD was still able to gain members in 2017

After Martin Schulz’s candidacy for chancellor in 2017, the SPD had gained more comrades-in-arms.

However, the Social Democrats are not exclusive to the problem of membership dwindling.

Other parties are also reporting membership declines, but there have also been opposing developments.

The Greens have seen significant growth in recent years.

In 2021, on the other hand, the CDU had to cope with a decline in members.

The party had 384,204 members.

That was almost 15,000 fewer than the year before.

Thus, the CDU had to cope with a decline of around 3.7 percent.

In 2022 it was about 1.7 percent.

CSU also loses members

The CSU also struggled.

By the end of 2021, the party would have 132,503 full and probationary members.

A year earlier the party had 137,010 members.

This corresponds to a decrease of about 3.3 percent.

On the other hand, according to information from the world, the FDP was able to record a strong increase in membership in 2021.

The party had 73,000 members in August.

The FDP, on the other hand, has seen strong membership growth this year, according to Welt-Information.

As of August, the Liberals had 73,000 members – according to party information, the trend is still rising.

The number was last similarly high in 2009 with 72,000 members.

The party chairman at the time was the late Guido Westerwelle.

Left with plus

Die Linke had 60,681 members in 2021.

In 2020 there were still 60,350.

Thus, the party could look forward to a slight increase.

Statistics for 2022 do not yet exist.

(Moritz Serif with material from the dpa news agency).

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-01-17

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