Parties: The decline in SPD members also continues with Chancellor Scholz
The decline in SPD members also continues with Chancellor Scholz
Fewer and fewer people have been drawn to the Social Democrats since the early 1990s – and the trend is continuing, even though they are the Chancellor.
the SPD has shrunk further since Olaf Scholz was elected Chancellor. As of December 31, 2022, the party had 379,861 members, almost 14,000 fewer than a year earlier, as a party spokesman told the German Press Agency on request.
This corresponds to a decrease of 3.5 percent. That’s it membership dwindling even accelerated compared to the previous year. In 2021, the SPD had only lost around 10,600 members.
The Social Democrats briefly had over a million members in the mid-1970s. Since the beginning of 90s But the party has been shrinking for years. Nevertheless, the SPD was still the party with the most members in Germany in 2021, ahead of the CDU with 384,204 members. The Christian Democrats have not yet published a number for 2022.