SPD social gathering base is shrinking considerably | EUROtoday

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DAccording to a report, the SPD misplaced extra members final yr than it has since 2019. As of December 31, 2023, the Social Democrats had 365,190 members, reviews the “Tagesspiegel” on the subject of a celebration spokesman. Accordingly, there have been 14,671 fewer social gathering members than on the finish of 2022, which corresponds to a lack of 3.9 %. The CDU, CSU, Greens and FDP additionally misplaced members in 2023.

At the identical time, there have been 9,584 new members of the SPD final yr, 5 % greater than in 2022, the newspaper reported. The whole losses are as a consequence of departures and deaths.

Over half are 60 and older

The proportion of ladies in membership has elevated lately and was 33.56 % on the finish of 2022, the “Tagesspiegel” quoted the SPD spokesman as saying. Twelve % of the members are beneath 35 years of age, whereas the group of members aged 60 and over makes up 57.62 %.

Since the election of Olaf Scholz (SPD) as Chancellor on the finish of 2021, the Social Democrats have misplaced virtually 30,000 members, in keeping with the “Tagesspiegel”.

Under Gerhard Schröder’s chancellorship between 1998 and 2005, the SPD initially had greater than 750,000 members, and on the finish it nonetheless had round 600,000 members.