Social Democratic Party (Taiwan)
|Founded||29 March 2015|
|Headquarters||2nd Floor, No. 70, Yanping South Road, Zhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan|
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The Social Democratic Party (SDP; Chinese: 社會民主黨) is a centre-left political party in Taiwan founded in 2015. The SDP is one of Taiwan's 'Third Force' (第三勢力) parties, a collection of parties that do not self-claim to either the Pan-Green or Pan-Blue Coalitions and tend to be rooted in social movements. In 2015, the SDP formed a coalition with the Green Party Taiwan to contest the 2016 legislative election.
The SDP is left wing and socially democratic, calling for a reduction in income inequality, the protection of labour rights, the abolition of the death penalty and the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The party has also called for a reform to Taiwan's electioneering process, criticising the advantage given to parties with big financial backers.
In the 2016 legislative election, the SDP ran in a coalition with the Green Party Taiwan, garnering 2.5% of the vote and winning no seats.
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