Family Party of Germany

The Family Party of Germany (German: Familienpartei Deutschlands) is a minor conservative[5] political party in Germany. It has elected members to several local councils in the state of Saarland. In the 2005 federal elections, the Family Party received 0.4% of the popular vote and no seats. The party wants to introduce a right to vote for children carried out by the legal guardians.

In the 2014 European parliament elections, the Family Party received 0.69% of the national vote (202,871 votes in total) and elected one Member of the European Parliament - Arne Gericke,[6] however he later went on to join Freie Wähler in June 2017.[7]

Family Party of Germany

Familienpartei Deutschlands
LeaderMaria Hartmann[1]
Social conservatism[2]
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
European affiliationEuropean Christian Political Movement
European Parliament groupEuropean Conservatives and Reformists[3]
0 / 630
State Parliaments
1 / 1,855
European Parliament
0 / 96

Tables of election results

Federal Parliament (Bundestag)
Election year No. of
constituency votes
No. of
party list votes
% of
party list votes
No. of
overall seats won
1987 130 0.0
0 / 631
1998 8,134 24,825 0.1
0 / 631
2002 15,138 30,045 0.1
0 / 631
2005 76,064 191,842 0.4
0 / 631
2009 17,848 120,718 0.3
0 / 631
2013 4,478 7,449 0.0
0 / 631
2017 506 - -
0 / 709


  1. ^ Familien-Partei - Deutschlands Bundesverband. "Familien-Partei - Bundesverband :: Über uns". Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ William T Daniel (2015). Career Behaviour and the European Parliament: All Roads Lead Through Brussels?. Oxford University Press. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-19-871640-2.
  3. ^ "Who's going where? Tracking the musical chairs in the European Parliament". Europe Decides. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Kreuzchen - Das Landtagswahlkampf-Blog der Frankfurter Rundschau". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  5. ^ Daniele Caramani (2013). The Europeanization of Politics. Cambridge University Press. p. 310. ISBN 978-1-107-11867-6.
  6. ^ "Übersicht". Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  7. ^ Online, FOCUS. "Schwerin: Gericke von der Familienpartei wechselt zu Freien Wählern". FOCUS Online (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-11.

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2004 Brandenburg state election

The Brandenburg state election, 2004, was conducted on 19 September 2004, to elect members to the Landtag of Brandenburg, the state legislature of Brandenburg.

2004 European Parliament election in Germany

The European Parliament election of 2004 in Germany was the election of MEP representing Germany constituency for the 2004-2009 term of the European Parliament. The vote was held on 13 June 2004.

The elections saw a heavy defeat for the ruling Social Democratic Party, which polled its lowest share of the vote since World War II. More than half of this loss, however, went to other parties of the left, particularly the Greens. The votes of the opposition conservative parties, the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union, also fell, though not as sharply as the SPD's. The liberal Free Democratic Party improved its vote and gained representation.

2014 European Parliament election in Germany

The European Parliament election, 2014 was held on 25 May 2014 in Germany.

Under the Lisbon Treaty, Germany lost three seats and elected 96 members of the European Parliament, instead of the previous 99.

Arne Gericke

Arne Gericke (born 19 November 1964 in Hamburg) is a German Member of the European Parliament. Elected for the Family Party of Germany in the 2014 election, he left in 2017 to join the Free Voters. After 15 months with the Free Voters, he left to join the minor conservative Christian party Bündnis C.At European level, whilst he was a member of the Free voters he was also technically a member of the European Democratic Party, however he has always remained affiliated with the European Christian Political Movement and sits with the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament.

European Conservatives and Reformists

The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) is a Eurosceptic and anti-federalist political group in the European Parliament. The ECR is the parliamentary group of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) European political party (formerly known as the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists), but also includes MEPs from four other European parties and thirteen MEPs without European party affiliation. The group focuses on reforming the European Union (EU) on the basis of Eurorealism as opposed to total rejection of the EU (anti-EU-ism).The ECR was founded around the Movement for European Reform after the 2009 European elections at the behest of British Conservative Party leader David Cameron. During the Seventh European Parliament (2009–14), the ECR had 55 MEPs, making it the joint fourth-largest group. After the 2014 European elections, the party accepted thirteen new member parties, increasing the group membership to 75 MEPs (by May 2017) and making it the current third-largest group in the European Parliament.

The group is considered centre-right to right-wing. The largest parties in the group by number of MEPs are the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom and Law and Justice (PiS) of Poland.

Family Party

Family Party may refer to:

The Family Party, a defunct Christian political party in New Zealand

Family Party of Germany

Family Coalition Party of Ontario

Working Families Party, a minor political party in the United States founded in New York in 1998

Working Families Party of Oregon

"Family Party" (song), a song by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Family Party (film), a feature film written and directed by Pari Mathur

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade, a party video game on Wii U

Free Voters

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Unlike in the other German states, the Free Voters of Bavaria have also contested state elections since 1998. In the Bavaria state election of 2008 FW obtained 10.2% of the vote and gained their first 20 seats in the Landtag. FW may have been helped by the presence in its list of Gabriele Pauli, a former member of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria. Others suggested that the cause and effect might be the other way about. In the state election of 2013 FW repeated its success, gaining 19 seats. Then, in the 2018 Landtag elections, the Free Voters won a record 27 seats.

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Homburg (electoral district)

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List of Christian democratic parties

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List of European Conservatives and Reformists Members of the European Parliament

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List of members of the European Parliament, 2014–19

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During the 2014–19 term, there are 751 members of parliament divided among the 28 member states.

List of political parties in Germany

This is a list of political parties in Germany.

The Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Bundestag, has a plural multi-party system, with two major parties, the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), with its sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) in the same parliamentary group, also known as CDU/CSU or the Union.

Germany also has a number of minor parties, in recent history most importantly the Free Democratic Party (FDP), Alliance 90/The Greens, The Left, and more recently the Alternative for Germany (AfD), founded in 2013. The federal government of Germany often consisted of a coalition of a major and a minor party, specifically CDU/CSU and FDP or SPD and FDP, and from 1998 to 2005 SPD and Greens. From 1966 to 1969, from 2005 to 2009 and again since 2013, the federal government consisted of a coalition of the two major parties, called Grand Coalition.

Coalitions in the Bundestag and state legislators are often described by party colors. Party colors are red for the Social Democratic Party, green for Alliance 90/The Greens, yellow for the Free Democratic Party, purple (officially red, which is customarily used for the SPD) for the Left, light blue for the AfD, and black and blue for the CDU and CSU respectively.

List of right-wing political parties

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Mainz (electoral district)

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The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. The constituency was held by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) until the 1969 election, when it was gained by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The CDU regained the seat at the 1983 election holding it until an SPD gain in 1998. The current representative, Ute Granold, regained the constituency for the CDU at the 2009 election, but will not be a candidate at the 2013 election.

Munich South (electoral district)

Munich South (German: München-Süd) is one of the 299 single member constituencies used for the German parliament, the Bundestag. One of forty five districts in Bavaria and one of four districts covering the city of Munich, it covers six of the city's twenty five boroughs.

The constituency was created for the 1949 election, the first election in West Germany after World War II. Since its creation, most elections in the district have been won by the Christian Social Union (CSU). Exceptions to this pattern occurred at the 1949, 1965, 1969, 1972 and 1998 elections, when the constituency was won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Since 1998, the seat has been held by the CSU, with the SPD registering their worst ever performance in Munich constituencies at the 2009 election as the constituency was held by Peter Gauweiler, who had regained it for the CSU at the 2002 election.

Saarbrücken (electoral district)

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The constituency was created for the 1957 election, the first election after the Saar Treaty had united the Saarland with West Germany. Although the first two elections were won by the Free Democratic Party and Christian Democratic Union (CDU), from the 1965 election onwards the constituency was won by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In the 1990s, Oskar Lafontaine, a prominent figure in the SPD was the district representative. The pattern of SPD victories was broken at the 2009 election, when, in common with the other three districts in the Saarland, the CDU gained the district. The current representative is Anette Hübinger.

Social conservatism

Social conservatism is the belief that society is built upon a fragile network of relationships which need to be upheld through duty, traditional values and established institutions. This can include moral issues. Social conservatism is generally skeptical of social change, and believes in maintaining the status quo concerning social issues such as family life, sexual relations, and patriotism.Social conservatism encompasses a range of what may be thought of as reactionary positions on social issues. It developed as a reaction to what was perceived as dangerous tendencies within the liberal movements toward political radicalism and a wholesale rejection of "traditional values". In North America, since the mid to late 20th century, social conservatism arose as a response to federal action on social issues—such as LGBT rights and abortion—which members perceived as a threat to conservative values. Social conservatives also value the influence of religion in the public square, thus supporting state Churches or accommodationism, while opposing secularism and state atheism.

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