Social Democratic Party of Austria facts for kids
The Social Democratic Party of Austria (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (often shortened to SPÖ)) is one of the oldest political parties in Austria. Its politics are center-left. This means it has a strong stance in labour unions. The party rejects neoliberalism. They like moderate socialism and social democracy. A well known politician of this party was Bruno Kreisky.
Since the end of the Second World War, the party has been the strongest, or second-strongest party in Austria, by vote. The other party that they share this status with are the ÖVP.
Their main points in the 2006 elections were:
- To get rid of inscription and tuition fees in Austrian universities
- To lower unemployment
- Change the schooling system to have a common curriculum for all students until the age of 14.
- Common social security system and pension plans, of at least 800 € (euro)
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