chapter  9
THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS UNDER THREAT
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The clearest expression of the growing support for the Green Movement after the 19§0 Federal Elections was the success of the Green Party in communal and state elections. This culminated in the 1983 Federal Elections when more than 5 per cent of the electorate ensured that for the first time in the history of the Federal Republic a Green Party, with twenty-seven delegates, would voice the demands of the extra-parliamentary protest movements within the Federal Parliament. None the less, efforts by the Social Democrats to integrate the party-political wing of the Green Movement had begun long before the 1983 elections.