SPD Bavaria

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(Natascha Kohnen)
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Basis data
Established: 26 June 1892
Place of establishment: Reinhausen, Regensburg
Chair: Natascha Kohnen
Vice chairpeople: Matthias Dornhuber
Marietta Eder
Johanna Uekermann
Secretary general: Uli Grötsch
Members: 62,122
(7 February 2018)
Website: www.bayernspd.de

The SPD Bavaria (SPD Bayern, own spelling BayernSPD, full name Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD), Landesverband Bayern,[1] Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), State Association of Bavaria) is the Bavarian State Association of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. In February 2018, it was the second largest state association of a party in Bavaria with 62,122 members.[2]

The chairwoman is Natascha Kohnen, Secretary General is Uli Grötsch.

HistoryEdit

The SPD Bavaria has a rich history, which dates back to 1866, when a workers' education club in Nuremberg was founded as the first Social Democratic institution.[3] In 1881, Karl Grillenberger won the first Reichstag mandate for the SPD in Bavaria, also in Nuremberg. 1887 the SPD (still not under this name) in the Kingdom of Bavaria joined for the first time the election to the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom, and received 2.1 percent of the vote, but no seat.[4] In 1888, the Social Democratic newspaper of Münchener Post was founded.

The history of the SPD Bayern as a separate organization began with the first party conference of the SPD in Bavaria, which met on the initiative of Georg von Vollmar in 1892 in Reinhausen near Regensburg. The party congress decided that the SPD would take part in the state elections in 1893 and passed an election program.[5]

ChairpeopleEdit

 
Georg von Vollmar, first chairman of SPD Bavaria
Jahre Vorsitzender
1892–1918 Georg von Vollmar
1918–1933 Erhard Auer
1946–1947 Lisa Albrecht
1946–1947 Wilhelm Hoegner[6]
1947–1963 Waldemar von Knoeringen
1963–1972 Volkmar Gabert
1972–1977 Hans-Jochen Vogel
1977–1985 Helmut Rothemund
1985–1991 Rudolf Schöfberger
1991–2000 Renate Schmidt
2000–2003 Wolfgang Hoderlein
2003–2009 Ludwig Stiegler
2009–2017 Florian Pronold
2017– Natascha Kohnen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Satzung der BayernSPD i. d. F. v. 14. Juli 2014
  2. ^ "Zuwachs: 3390 neue Mitglieder in Bayern". BayernSPD (in German). Retrieved 2018-02-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Broschüre Die SPD Nürnberg stellt sich vor[dead link] (PDF; 1,9 MB)
  4. ^ Wahlen-in-deutschland.de
  5. ^ Robert Hofmann (2003): Der Kampf um Sozialreformen und elementare Bürgerrechte., in Franz Maget/Karin Radermacher (ed.): Mit Leidenschaft für Demokratie. 110 Jahre SPD-Landtagsfraktion in Bayern., Munich 2003
  6. ^ Bayern.de, 13. Mai 1946 bis 11. Mai 1947