Christian Democratic Union (Germany)

The Christian Democratic Union o Germany (German: Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands, CDU; German pronunciation: [ˈkʁɪstlɪç ˌdemoˈkʁaːtɪʃə uˈni̯oːn ˈdɔʏtʃlants]) is a Christian democratic[2][4][5] an liberal-conservative[2] poleetical pairty in Germany. It is the major catch-aw pairty o the centre-richt in German politics.[6][7] Alang wi its Bavarie sister pairty the Christian Social Union o Bavarie (CSU), the CDU forms the CDU/CSU groopin (cried the Union an aa) in the Bundestag.

Christian Democratic Union o Germany
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
ChairpersonArmin Laschet
HeidquartersKlingelhöferstraße 8
10785 Berlin
Youth weengYoung Union
Membership  (2012)484,397[1]
IdeologyChristian democracy,[2]
Liberal conservatism[2]
Poleetical poseetionCentre-richt[3]
Naitional affiliationCDU/CSU
Internaitional affiliationCentrist Democrat Internaitional,
Internaitional Democrat Union
European affiliationEuropean Fowk's Pairty
European Pairlament groupEuropean Fowk's Pairty
ColoursBlack (customary)
Orange (offeecial)
200 / 709
22 / 69
State Pairlaments
577 / 1,866
European Pairlament
23 / 96
Meenisters-preses o states
6 / 16

The leader o the pairty, Armin Laschet. The CDU is a member o the European Fowk's Pairty (EPP) an sits in the EPP Groop in the European Parliament. Internaitionally, the CDU is a member o the Centrist Democrat Internaitional an the Internaitional Democrat Union. The CDU is the seicont lairgest poleetical pairty in Germany.


  1. "Ausnahme Piraten und Grüne: Parteien laufen Mitglieder weg". n-tv (in German). 28 Mey 2012.
  2. a b c d Wolfram Nordsieck. "The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe". Retrieved 3 Juin 2012.
  3. Boswell, Christina; Hough, Dan (Apryle 2008). "Politicizing migration: opportunity or liability for the centre-right in Germany?". Journal of European Public Policy. 15 (3): 331–48. doi:10.1080/13501760701847382.
  4. T. Banchoff (28 Juin 1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. pp. 126–. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  5. Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko; Matti Mälkiä (2007). Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Idea Group Inc (IGI). pp. 389–. ISBN 978-1-59140-790-4. Retrieved 19 Julie 2013.
  6. Mark Kesselman; Joel Krieger; Christopher S. Allen (12 Februar 2008). European Politics in Transition. Cengage Learning. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-618-87078-3. Retrieved 17 August 2012. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  7. Sarah Elise Wiliarty (16 August 2010). The CDU and the Politics of Gender in Germany: Bringing Women to the Party. Cambridge University Press. p. 221. ISBN 978-0-521-76582-4. Retrieved 17 August 2012.