Knowledge of the ideologies of the main German parties, at a time when the European Union continues to exert real influence, is a major asset for understanding politics, understanding current events, and thus for succeeding at Sciences Po.
See also: Understanding the elections in Germany
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CDU – Christian Democratic Union of Germany: right-wing – liberals, conservatives; Catholics and Protestants
CSU —Christian Social Union: right-wing, present in Bavaria, very close to the CDU party, more conservative, Christian
FDP —Liberal Democratic Party:center-liberal
SPD – Social Democratic Party of Germany: left – social, democratic (renounced Karl Marxism for market economy).
Alliance 90/The Greens: Left-wing, Environmentalist
Die Linke – The Left: far left – communist, anti-liberal.
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