Social Democratic Radical Party of Werania

Social Democratic Radical Party of Werania

Sozialdemokratische Radikale Partei von Ostischland
AbbreviationSRPO
Interim chairmanKonrad Schröder
Deputy ChairpersonVacant
Parliamentary leaderKonrad Schröder
General-SecretaryJochen Rupprecht
FounderLudolf Ostermann
Joschka Schreiber
Founded4 June 1977
Preceded bySPO
RP
HeadquartersWestbrucken
Student wingSocialist Students of Werania
Youth wingSRPO Youth
Membership250,000 (2018)
IdeologySocial democracy
Social liberalism
Pro-Eucleanism
Democratic socialism (minority)
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationSocialist Alternative for Euclea
Colours     Red
Volkstag
157 / 545
Herrstag
102 / 349
Governorships
5 / 10
Landtage
293 / 1,151
Euclean Parliament
26 / 122

The Social Democratic Radical Party of Werania (Weranic: Sozialdemokratische Radikale Partei von Ostischland) commonly abbreviated to the SRPO is a centre-left political party in Werania. Founded in 1977 as a merger of the Social Democratic Party of Werania (SPO) and the Radical Party (RP) the SRPO is the country's main centre-left party supporting social democracy and social liberalism. Since 2019 it has been the main opposition party in Werania.

The SRPO was founded in 1977 with the intention to move the Weranic party system to that based around two parties with the SRPO designed to behave like a big tent party of the left, similar to its right-wing counterpart the National Consolidation Party. The SRPO led the federal government from 1979-1999 first in a coalition with the socialist Weranic Section of the Workers' International (OSAI) and then with the centrist-liberal Modern Centre Party (PMZ). During this time the SRPO was led by three Chancellors - Ludolf Ostermann (1979-1991) Wolfgang Löscher (1991-1998) and Heinrich Schuberth (1998-1999). The 1979-1999 oversaw a period of intense economic and social reform but saw the SRPO ousted from power after a sustained period of ideological fissures and internal fighting.

The SRPO remained in opposition until 2011 when the party returned to power under Ellis Koopmann who formed a coalition with the PMZ. Koopmann was ousted from office in 2014 due to poor polling results being replaced by Viktor Oberhauser. After the 2015 election which saw the government lose its majority Oberhauser subsequently formed a three-way coalition of the SRPO, PMZ and Sotirian Democratic Homeland (SDT). In 2019 the party lost power re-entering opposition.

The SRPO identifies itself as a modern social-democratic party. It currently sits in the Socialist Alternative for Euclea group in the Euclean Parliament and leading in the provincial governments of Cislania, Ruttland, Bonnlitz, Kolreuth and Westbrücken whilst participating in the Häfkopf government.

History

Ideology

Organisation

Leaders

No. Name
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term in Office Notes
1 Ludolf Ostermann
(1922-)
Verteidigungsminister Helmut Schmidt.jpg 4 June 1977 16 1991 Served as Chancellor from 1977-1991.
2 Wolfgang Löscher
(1942-)
2015-12 Gerhard Schröder SPD Bundesparteitag by Olaf Kosinsky-12.jpg 16 May 1991 4 October 1998 Served as Chancellor from 1991-1998.
3 Heinrich Schuberth
(1950-)
Alfred Gusenbauer 26.10.2008 (cropped).jpg 4 October 1998 7 Noember 1999 Served as Chancellor from 1998-1999.
4 Dietmar Preußen
(1944-)
Wolfgang Clement.jpg 7 November 1999 10 May 2003 First SRPO leader to never become Chancellor.
- Lothar Holzmeister
(1946-)
2015-12 Hans Eichel SPD Bundesparteitag by Olaf Kosinsky-2.jpg 10 May 2003 22 November 2003 Interim leader.
5 Susanne Kaufmann
(1953-)
Mag.a. Barbara Prammer (14316641697).jpg 22 November 2003 4 May 2007 First female leader.
- Egidijus Bendinskas
(1950-)
Zigmantas Balčytis.jpg 4 May 2007 14 November 2007 Interim leader.
6 Ellis Koopmann
(1965-)
Mari Kiviniemi A4.jpeg 22 November 2007 16 October 2014 Served as Chancellor from 2011-2014.
7 Viktor Oberhauser
(1962-)
Werner Faymann Wien08-2008a.jpg 16 October 2014 19 June 2019 Served as Chancellor from 2014-2019.
- Konrad Schröder
(1954-)
Udo Bullmann.JPG 19 June 2019 Incumbent Interim leader.

Electoral results

Volkstag

Election Volkstag Rank Government Leader
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/−
1979 TBA TBA% TBA
167 / 579
Increase 991 #2 Coalition government Ludolf Ostermann
1983 TBA TBA% TBA
198 / 579
Increase 31 #2 Coalition government Ludolf Ostermann
1987 TBA TBA% TBA
236 / 598
Increase 38 #1 Coalition government Ludolf Ostermann
1991 TBA TBA% TBA
217 / 598
Decrease 19 #1 Coalition government Wolfgang Löscher
1995 TBA TBA% TBA
187 / 545
Decrease 30 #22 Coalition government Wolfgang Löscher
1999 TBA TBA% TBA
94 / 545
Decrease 93 #2 Opposition Heinrich Schuberth
2003 TBA TBA% TBA
119 / 545
Increase 25 #2 Opposition Dietmar Preußen
2007 TBA TBA% TBA
110 / 545
Decrease 9 #2 Opposition Susanne Kaufmann
2011 TBA TBA% TBA
178 / 545
Increase 68 #1 Coalition government Ellis Koopmann
2015 TBA TBA% TBA
157 / 545
Decrease 21 #1 Coalition government Viktor Oberhauser
2019 7,254,682 19.77% -5.65%
85 / 545
Decrease 72 #2 Opposition Viktor Oberhauser

1Compared to the 1975 seats for the RP and the SPO discounting the 19 seats from those who did not join the party.
2Attained less votes then the NKP but the same amount of seats.