Young Democrats/Young Left
JungdemokratInnen/Junge Linke
Founded1919
HeadquartersBonn
Website[1]

The JungdemokratInnen/Junge Linke (German: JD/JL, Junge Demokraten, JuDos) is a left-leaning political youth organization in Germany, founded in 1919. It was the youth wing associated with the German Democratic Party (DDP) and, after the Second World War, of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) until 1983, after which it became party-independent.

History

The Young Democrats or JuDos, in German, were founded in 1919. They were the official youth wing of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) until 1983. In 1980 the Young Liberals (JuLis) were founded and the two youth organizations existed side by side. The JuLis benefitted from the Wende with the election of CDU party chairman Helmut Kohl as the new Chancellor in October 1982, after which the FDP recognized the JuLis as the official FDP youth wing in 1983.[1] The Young Democrats split from the FDP and became a party-independent youth organization.

References

Official website