Deutsche Soziale Union / DSU
(German Social Union)
The DSU was founded in Leipzig on 20/1/1990 by twelve Christian, liberal and conservative opposition groups. The founders orientated their policies on the CSU in Bavaria. The Leipzig pastor Hans-Wilhelm Ebeling was elected as Chairman of the party. The most prominent member was the solicitor Peter Michael Diestel, who later became Minister for the Interior of the GDR. On 5/2/1990, the DSU merged to form the election alliance "Allianz für Deutschland" ( Alliance for Germany) with the CDU and the DA. At the elections to the People's Chamber in March 1990, the alliance gained the most votes and won.