|Secretary General||Daniel Stich|
|executive Director||Daniel Stich|
|Number of members||36,308 (as of end of 2016)|
The SPD Rhineland-Palatinate is the Rhineland-Palatinate state association of the SPD .
The first permanent local groups were founded in 1872 in the Palatinate . The National Socialists banned the SPD in 1933.
At the turn of the year 1945/46 the French occupation authorities approved the establishment of political parties again. Between February and May 1946, the re-establishment took place at the local level and in the regions of the northern part of the French occupation zone . In the advisory national assembly , the SPD rejected unlike the CDU Rhineland-Palatinate in particular because of the anchoring of the denominational school the state constitution from. Also because of the SPD's skepticism towards the permanent existence of the state (→ History of Rhineland-Palatinate # Founding of Rhineland-Palatinate ), the district associations remained the decisive organizational level for decades. In terms of state politics, the SPD was only present through the parliamentary group in the state parliament.
From 1985 under Rudolf Scharping , the SPD finally took the step towards a positive commitment to the country. This resulted in the streamlining of the organization and a strengthening of the regional association, which was expressed, among other things, in the fact that in 1991 the party was the first to run for state elections with a uniform state list instead of district lists . From 1993 onwards, Kurt Beck brought this development to an end with the creation of a unified state association and the transformation of the regional party districts into largely disempowered regional associations.
On October 6, 2012 it was announced that Kurt Beck would become honorary chairman of the state SPD.
The SPD was a junior partner in the Rhineland-Palatinate government from 1946 to 1947 in the Boden I cabinet and from 1947 to 1951 in the Altmeier I cabinet . From 1957 to 1991 the party was the strongest opposition faction in the state parliament. Since May 21, 1991, the SPD has once again been the ruling party in Rhineland-Palatinate (until May 18, 2006) as a senior partner in coalition with the FDP Cabinet Scharping , Cabinet Beck I , II , III , Cabinet Beck IV alone ruling from 2006 to 2011 and since 2011 in coalition with alliance '90 / The Greens cabinet Beck V . Since the Red Green coalition lost the majority in the state elections in 2016 due to the Greens losing votes, the SPD has been ruling together with the FDP and the Greens since May 2016. Cabinet Dreyer II . The SPD has been the strongest parliamentary group since 1991.
Party leader of the regional association
|1979-1981||Klaus von Dohnanyi|
|since 2012||Roger Lewentz|
|June 4, 1947 - May 18, 1959||Eugene Hertel|
|May 19, 1959 - May 17, 1967||Otto Schmidt|
|May 18, 1967 - January 14, 1969||Hans King|
|Jan. 14, 1969 - January 20, 1970||Oskar Munzinger|
|Jan. 20, 1970 - May 17, 1971||Jockel fox|
|May 18, 1971 - December 31, 1975||Wilhelm Dröscher|
|Jan. 1, 1976 - May 17, 1979||Karl Thorwirth|
|May 18, 1979 - May 17, 1983||Werner Klein|
|May 18, 1983 - June 18, 1985||Hugo Brandt|
|June 19, 1985 - May 21, 1991||Rudolf Scharping|
|May 22, 1991 - October 25, 1994||Kurt Beck|
|October 26, 1994 - April 4, 2006||Joachim Mertes|
|April 5, 2006 - May 17, 2011||Jochen Hartloff|
|May 18, 2011 - November 12, 2014||Hendrik Hering|
|since November 12, 2014||Alexander Schweitzer|
In the 17th state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate, the SPD parliamentary group is represented by a total of 39 members, including 14 women and 25 men.
- Alexander Schweitzer , chairman of the parliamentary group
- Kathrin Anklam-Trapp , deputy parliamentary group leader
- Bettina Brück , deputy group leader
- Alexander Fuhr , deputy chairman of the parliamentary group
- Jens Guth , deputy group chairman
- Martin Haller , Parliamentary Director
Doris Ahnen , Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler , Jörg Denninghoff , Jochen Hartloff , Hendrik Hering , Heijo Höfer , Michael Hüttner , Heiner Illing , Giorgina Kazungu-Haß , Nina Klinkel . Johannes Klomann , Anna Köbberling , Sven Lefkowitz , Roger Lewentz , Tanja Machalet , Hans Jürgen Noss , Benedikt Oster , Andreas Rahm , Jaqueline Rauschkolb , Katrin Rehak-Nitsche , Lothar Rommelfanger , Marc Ruland , Ingeborg Sahler-Fesel , Daniel Schäffner , Heike Scharfenberger , Astrid Schmitt , Wolfgang Schwarz , Anke Simon , Christoph Spies , Markus Stein , Nico Steinbach , Sven Teuber , Thomas Wansch
Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate with party membership in the SPD
The following politicians are or were in the position of Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, members of the SPD.
since January 16, 2013
October 26, 1994 to
January 16, 2013
May 21, 1991 to
October 26, 1994
Member of the SPD Rhineland-Palatinate in other parliaments
The following members of the Rhineland-Palatinate SPD are currently members of the German Bundestag :
- Doris Barnett
- Angelika Glöckner
- Marcus hero
- Gustav Herzog
- Thomas Hitschler , spokesman for the Rhineland-Palatinate regional group
- Isabel Mackensen
- Detlev pilgrim
- Gabi Weber
- Joe Weingarten
The SPD Rhineland-Palatinate is currently represented in the European Parliament by the following members:
- Katarina Barley , Vice-President of the European Parliament
- Norbert Neuser
|State election results|
|year||be right||Seats||Leading candidate|
|1979||42.3%||43||Klaus von Dohnanyi|
- Rhineland-Palatinate - our country . 3. Edition. State Center for Civic Education Rhineland-Palatinate , Mainz 2012, ISBN 978-3-89289-012-6
- Website of the SPD regional association Rhineland-Palatinate
- Website of the SPD parliamentary group in Rhineland-Palatinate
- Website of the Jusos Rhineland-Palatinate
- Website of the Juso University Groups Rhineland-Palatinate
- ^ Oskar Niedermayer : Party members according to federal states. Federal Agency for Civic Education , July 8, 2017, accessed on August 25, 2017 .
- ↑ Rhineland-Palatinate - Our Land; 3rd edition 2012; P. 70
- ↑ Rhineland-Palatinate - Our Land; 3rd edition 2012; P. 71
- ^ Results of the state elections in Rhineland-Palatinate
- ^ Biography of Wilhelm Dröscher. In: Wilhelm Dröscher School Kirn. Retrieved May 30, 2020 .
- ↑ Doable on the left . In: Der Spiegel . No. 36 , 1981 ( online ).
- ↑ Commitment against the law honored - Roland Schäfer honored ( page no longer available , search in web archives )
- ^ Foundation German Historical Museum, Foundation House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany: Just seen on LeMO: LeMO Biography: Rudolf Scharping. Retrieved October 5, 2018 .
- ↑ Continuity is the key. sueddeutsche.de
- ↑ Final result of the state elections 2011 (Homepage of the State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate) ( Memento from April 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ Wahlrecht - News - State election in Rhineland-Palatinate on March 27, 2011. Retrieved on October 5, 2018 (German).
- ↑ Special Elections 2011. FocusOnline; Retrieved March 28, 2011
- ↑ Kurt Beck elected top candidate with a dream result. spd-rlp.de