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social democracy

A political theory advocating the use of democratic means to achieve a gradual transition from capitalism to socialism. Also called democratic socialism.

social democrat n.
social democratic adj.

social democrat

1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any socialist who believes in the gradual transformation of capitalism into democratic socialism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (usually capital) a member of a Social Democratic Party
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The poor creature had come out to the mines to join one of his fellow convicts, a delicate young man, a mechanic and a social democrat, with broad cheekbones and large staring eyes.
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Our aim must be to restore faith in the future in this country," the Social Democrat Kern told reporters shortly before President Heinz Fischer swore him in as chancellor.
The Social Democrat led West Germany from 1974 to 1982 and was a driving force behind the modern European Union and single currency.
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Parvanov, a former chair of the largest Bulgarian leftist formation, the Bulgarian Socialist Party, in the late 1990s, and two-term President of Bulgaria in 2002-2012, spoke Thursday at a forum of the leaders of the Social Democrat movements in Bulgaria on the occasion of the 121st anniversary since the founding of the first left party in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, in 1891, and the 119th anniversary since its admission to the Socialist International.
women, is not being taken seriously if in all of western Austria this option (of abortion) does not exist," the Social Democrat Stoeger told News.
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In coming to a consensus for the coalition, Merkel bargained away key campaign pledges such as limiting union power in regional wage negotiations and accepted a Social Democrat demand for a "rich tax" on top earners.
The character of the government is illustrated by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, a Social Democrat, whose current wife is his fourth.

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