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VIDEO:Cartoon 5 Years of European Left

"...a cartoon video sent to me by the European Left Party, it look back at how the organization has developed over the last five years or so. In one section the logos are displayed of those national Left Party's which are affiliated to the ELP. There are two EU countries that are sadly not represented, Ireland and the UK, as in neither country has the progressive left been able to establish a broad Party of the socialist left. Hopefully this will be overcome in the near future as in both countries the working classes and the progressive section of the middle class are desperately in need of sound, independent, open and democratic left wing Parliamentary representation."

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The European Left party is a political party at European level and an association of democratic socialist and communist political parties in the European Union and other European countries. It was formed in January 2004 for the purposes of running in the 2004 European Parliament elections. It was founded on May 8, 2004 in Rome.

Its first congress took place on October 8, 2005 in Athens. The second congress was held 23–25 November 2007 in Prague.[1]

Several of the member and observer parties participate also in the more radical European Anticapitalist Left.


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