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  Left Party (Germany) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Between 1990 and 2005 the party's PDS predecessor had been seen as the leftwing "party of the East", and whilst achieving minimal support in western Germany regularly won 15-25% of the vote in eastern Germany, entering coalition government (with the SPD) in two of eastern Germany's five states.
At European level the PDS co-founded the European Left alliance of parties, and the Left Party is the largest party in the European Parliament's European United Left/Nordic Green Left parliamentary group.
The party continues to win eastern voters by emphasizing political competence and refuses to be labelled as merely a "protest party," although certainly the party attracted millions of protest voters in the federal election, profiting from growing dissatisfaction with high unemployment and cutbacks in health insurance, unemployment benefits, and workers' rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Left_Party_(Germany)   (1853 words)

 Left Party (Sweden) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) is a left wing political party in Sweden, before 1990 known as the Left Party - Communists (Vänsterpartiet kommunisterna; (vpk)).
At the party congress in 1978 a section of the party proposes the adoption of a 'Manifest for Democracy'.
The delegation of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, attending the congress as a fraternal delegation, lodges a formal complaint and threatens to withdraw from the congress.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/V%C3%A4nsterpartiet   (1574 words)

 Encyclopedia: Left Party (Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lothar Bisky (born 17 August 1941) is the chairman of the Left Party.
The European Left party is a political party at European level and an association of socialist and communist political parties in the European Union.
Party lists are used in elections to legislatures which use Party-list proportional representation or additional member proportional representation to designate a partys nominees in the at-large portion of the vote.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Left-Party-(Germany)   (3635 words)

 Vänsterpartiet (Left Party)
History: Vänsterpartiet (Left Party) was founded as a left-wing split from the Social Democratic Party in May 1917 by the Social Democratic Youth League and the left opposition of the Social Democrats.
In the 60's the transformation of the party, from a traditional prosoviet CP to an independent left-wing party, began.
A internal conflict between the party leadership and the pro-Soviet "Flamman"-group appeared in the aftermath.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/1884/e-se-v.htm   (929 words)

 Germans Intrigued With New Left Party: From The Tampa Tribune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The party's attacks on Schroeder's social welfare reform programs, its pledges to raise unemployment insurance and seek a minimum wage, coupled with a strong antiwar stance, has resonated with voters as Germany struggles with a 11.5 percent jobless rate and a stagnant economy.
Party leader Oskar Lafontaine, a former Social Democratic chairman and finance minister, told about 300 delegates at a party congress Saturday that the Left Party was the only true leftist alternative.
Among their other issues, the Left Party agreed to push to establish a $1,725 monthly minimum wage, decreasing taxes on low-income earners while increasing taxes for those with higher incomes, and increase bonus payments for families with babies.
www.tampatrib.com /News/MGBLZS5VWCE.html   (464 words)

 Czech Communist and European Left -- Spectrezine
One of the few left parties from the new member states which is guaranteed success in these elections is the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (CPBM), the Czech CP.
But representatives of some 20 parties attending a meeting in Berlin on January 11/12 hosted by Germany’s Party of Democratic Socialism were seriously divided over the plan, especially the new party’s statutes, which have to be approved by the EU as a condition of the party receiving funds from Brussels.
The whole European Left must confront the policies of militarisation and neoliberalism and the dangers arising from the imperialist character of globalisation as it is at present.
www.spectrezine.org /europe/CPBM.htm   (865 words)

 Left Party -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) is a (additional info and facts about political) political party in (A Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula) Sweden.
The Left Party, formerly the Left Party - (A socialist who advocates communism) Communists (Vänsterpartiet kommunisterna or (vpk)), is today a party which expresses some of the traditional values of the (additional info and facts about social democrats) social democrats but with a more radical view.
The Left Party is a member of the (additional info and facts about Nordic Green Left Alliance) Nordic Green Left Alliance.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/le/left_party.htm   (408 words)

 TNI Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Fifteen parties of the radical European left met in Rome to found a new continent-wide party on 9 May, and a battle for the organisation's soul quickly ensued.
The forces represented at the founding congress of the Party of the European Left ranged from the Czech Republic's tiny SDS (Party of Democratic Socialism) to the 70,000-strong German Democratic Socialist Party (PDS) and the 150,000-member French Communist Party.
And the party's founding statutes rejected the Stalinist and authoritarian political cultures still alive in many communist parties, even though this triggered the departure of the numerically significant Czech Communist Party.
www.tni.org /archives/wainwright/party.htm   (573 words)

 The left has taken over the Democratic Party=The Hill.com=   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Then the left took over, ruling until 1992 — a period in which the party controlled the White House for only four out of 20 years, when Jimmy Carter, a moderate southerner, was president.
Their ascendancy is paralleled by the solidification of the Democratic minority in Congress, cemented in place by the 2001 reapportionment in which GOP leaders drew district lines to concentrate Democrats in Democratic districts and keep Republicans and independents in marginal areas.
The path the Democrats are about to tread is the same that left them impotent in the elections of 1980, 1984 and 1988 and akin to that which forced the British Labor Party to lose four consecutive national elections.
www.thehill.com /morris/121703.aspx   (690 words)

 Left in the wings / The looming fight for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party
Influential figures on the party's left wing are planning a long-term campaign to move the Democrats to the left, just as right-wing activists took over the Republican Party and moved it to the right over the past 30 years.
If the left's campaign is successful, it could transform the political landscape of the United States, changing the terms of debate and bringing dramatically different policies on local, national and international issues.
In the primaries, most of the left preferred Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor, whose populist, anti-war candidacy threatened to wrest the nomination from Kerry, to the horror of the party establishment.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/10/10/INGEF94FCU1.DTL   (1490 words)

 American Red Groups
Left Turn quickly became the American affiliate of the SWP's International Socialist Tendency (IST) and is working to catch up with the ISO in terms of an activist base.
In the summer of 1965, the PLM was renamed the "Progressive Labor Party" (PLP), and in 1966 the PLP was given a highly centralized command structure and a mission to enter Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).
Socialist Party USA: The Socialist Party USA is one of the heirs to the Socialist Party of Eugene V. Debs and Norman Thomas.
reds.linefeed.org /groups.html   (6783 words)

 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
The Natural Law Party was a New Age entity founded and run by followers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (the founder of the TM movement -- a movement that some have labeled as a cult).
The party ran nuclear physicist John Hagelin as the NLP Presidential nominee in 1992 (ballot status in 32 stares - 39,000 votes - 0.04%), 1996 (ballot status in 44 states - 7th place - 110,000 votes - 0.1%) and 2000 (ballot status in 39 stares - 7th place - 83,000 votes - 0.08%).
The Knights Party is headed by Pastor Thomas Robb, the leader of a prominent Klan faction (the Klan is fragmented in the modern era into lots of small, rival splinter groups).
www.politics1.com /parties.htm   (9731 words)

 [A-List] European Left Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Best, Sabri ++++++++++++ Italian communist to lead new European Left party 09 May 2004 Italian Communist leader Fausto Bertinotti was Sunday unanimously elected president of the European Left at the party's founding congress in Rome, officials said.
The founding congress of the European Left was preceded by preliminary meetings in Berlin and Athens earlier this year.
Grouping parties from Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Spain, the new European Left was formed with the aim of strengthening the radical left throughout a newly-enlarged EU.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2004-May/030437.html   (429 words)

 USATODAY.com - Merkel wins German election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
ALL LEFT WING: This coalition would comprise the Social Democrats and Greens, who make up the current government, plus the new Left Party, made up of former East German communists and renegade Social Democrats opposed to Schroeder's pro-business policies and cuts in jobless benefits.
The Left Party had 8.7% of the vote, but Schroeder said he would not work with them.
Other possibilities were an all-left government of Social Democrats, Greens and the Left Party, but a Left Party leader, Oskar Lafontaine, ruled out joining such a coalition.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-09-18-german-elections_x.htm?csp=36   (1311 words)

 CNN - Ecevit's center-left party leads Turkish elections - April 18, 1999
With 35 percent of the vote counted, Ecevit's secular Democratic Left Party had 23 percent of the vote.
Virtue was taking only 16 percent of the vote, a sharp decline from the 21 percent that its predecessor, the Welfare Party, garnered in 1995 to win parliamentary elections and eventually take power before being pushed out by the military.
But the surprise was the Nationalist Action Party (MHP), which in 1995 did not make the 10 percent threshold necessary to earn seats in the legislative body.
cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9904/18/turkey.elex.02   (544 words)

 Sri Lanka WORLD:: 'LF accuses leading left party of Sivaram killing
The New Left Front (NLF) yesterday accused a leading left party of killing Darmaretnam Sivaram, who was the editor of the Tamilnet and a Columnist of the Daily Mirror.
The JVP is not a bankrupt political party.
It is the party for the future of Sri Lanka for all of us, irrespective of our ethnic, cultural or religious differences or beliefs.
www.lankanewspapers.com /news/2005/5/1820.html   (1386 words)

 Third Party Politics
With no apologies, and no kowtowing to party lines, Ken Goldstein tells it like it is, skewering the traditional "left" along with the right.
Dyed-in-the-wool Republicans and Democrats are everywhere, defending the indefensible idiocy of the major parties.
Several third party and independent presidential candidates and their supporters have suggested pursuing a safe states strategy in 2004.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/third_party_politics   (589 words)

 ULP - United Left Party
On polling day, the two government parties incurred a net loss of two seats as the centrist, rural-based Progressives, led by outgoing Foreign Minister Halldor Asgrimsson, dropped three of their previous total.
However, given the voters' evident satisfaction with the generally favourable domestic situation, the United Left was unable to pierce through our opponents' parliamentary majority as the Left-Green Party, a breakaway group from the People's Alliance, captured six seats.
Given this overall outcome, President of the Republic Olafur Ragnar Grimsson met with the leaders of the victorious parties and, on 28 May, a new coalition government (IP and the Progressive Party) once again headed by Mr.
www.pyracy.com /iceland.htm   (198 words)

 European Left - Latest News / Home
We are pleased to invite you to attend the Women’s Assembly to be held in Athens on October 28, 2005, within the framework of the 1st Congress of the European Left Party (EL), which also will take place in Athens on October 29-30, 2005.
Women’s Assembly of the 1st Congress of the European Left Athens, 28th October 2005 will be held in the Ballroom "Melina Merkouri" in the Peace and Friendship Stadium - the meeting venue of the EL Congress.
The first Congress of the Party of the European Left is being held at what is truly an "extraordinary" time: today we are faced with the huge challenge of opening a new political and social cycle in Europe.
www.european-left.org   (373 words)

 Lean Left: Opposition Party!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Conversely, i think the parties have undergone such shifts since the times of the other items that they're not recognizable as such any more.
As you continue to shift farther left you are leaving your mainstream base out in the cold.
One fact that your party continues to ignore is that fls and Hispanics continue to shift to the Republican Party.
www.leanleft.com /archives/003839.html   (1002 words)

Hollande is now indisputably safe and secure in his leadership of the party -- leaving him free to continue preparations to impose himself as the party's presidential candidate in 2007.
The journalist Florence Aubenas of the Paris daily Liberation, and her Iraqi guide Hussein Hanoun (both at left), have been freed after five months of captivity at the hands of Iraqi terrorists, it was announced early this morning in Paris.
Their liberation after an agonizing 157 days of detention, during which the pair's whereabouts were unknown, followed an intensive and broad public and media mobilization in France to demand their liberty, which was organized by Liberation and its director, Serge July, and by Reporters Without Borders and its director, Robert Meynard.
direland.typepad.com /direland/2005/06/unity_sundered_.html   (853 words)

 In the Northwest: If Democratic Party lurches left, it may fare worse
Meeting here to map its future, the Democratic Party was putting its left foot forward.
Under left-wing leaders -- one nicknamed "the Welsh windbag" -- Britain's Labor Party made a lot of noise in Parliament during the 1980s and most of the 1990s.
The B.C. Legislature of the 1960s was a raucous place as leftist New Democratic Party legislators railed against pro-business policies of Premier W.A.C. Bennett.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /connelly/209983_joel31.html   (961 words)

 Left-Wing Party Leader Disgraced After Attacking Woman Senator -- 12/08/2003
Bartlett has for 14 months been leader of the Australian Democrats, a left-wing party which together with another minor party, the Greens, is the country's most vociferous critic of the Bush administration.
Although a small party, the Democrats have since 1981 held or shared the balance of power in the Senate, where in recent times it has opposed government policy on Iraq, anti-terrorism measures, and other issues.
As word of the incident spread, many Australians were shocked by that behavior from the leader of a party that promotes pacifism, women's rights, and programs designed to reduce alcohol abuse.
www.cnsnews.com /ForeignBureaus/archive/200312/FOR20031208a.html   (497 words)

 The Fourth Rail: 0 for 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Democratic Party is heavily influenced by the Left, and shows no signs of marginalizing this radical coalition that refuses to understand that their views are not mainstream.
Based on the past performances of the Democratic Party and Left, and their inability to learn, the chances are the worst has yet to come.
The fact is that now you want to go distancing your party from their "WAR HERO" after he got soundly defeated, but the Democrats chose him because they thought he was a better voice than the real leaders of the party--Pelosi (Minority Leader of the House) and Daschel (Former--love saying it--Minority Leader of the Senate).
billroggio.com /archives/2005/01/0_for_6.php   (6549 words)

 The Early Days of a Better Nation
There are Liberal and Labor parties here and there.) The Democratic Party isn't a liberal party.
This means that the American Right can indulge in lying and character assassination with almost as much impunity as if it dominated a one-party state.
And it means that the American Left either buries itself in the Democratic Party, where it's treated as an embarrassment, or spins its wheels with a complete lack of social traction (in academia or in tiny irrelevant sects) and embarrasses itself.
kenmacleod.blogspot.com /2003_03_23_kenmacleod_archive.html   (590 words)

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