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The Left (Germany)

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The Left
Die Linke
ChairpersonKatja Kipping
Bernd Riexinger
Foondit16 Juin 2007 (2007-06-16)
Merger oPDS
Kl. Alexanderstraße 28
D-10178 Berlin
NewspaperNeues Deutschland
Think tankRosa Luxemburg Foundation
Student weengDie Linke.SDS
Youth weengLeft Youth Solit
Membership  (December 2015)Decrease 58,989[1]
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Left-weeng populism[2]
Poleetical poseetionLeft-weeng
European affiliationPairty o the European Left
European Pairlament groupEuropean Unitit Left–Nordic Green Left
Colours     Purpie (customary for election coverage)[6][7]
     Reid (offeecial)
69 / 709
State Pairlaments
159 / 1,855
European Pairlament
7 / 96
Prime Meenisters o States
1 / 16

The Left (German: Die Linke), an aa commonly referred tae as the Left Pairty (German: Linkspartei), is a democratic socialist[8] an left-weeng populist[2] poleetical pairty in Germany. The pairty wis foondit in 2007 as the merger o the Pairty o Democratic Socialism (PDS) an the Electoral Alternative for Labour an Social Juistice (WASG).[9]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. DIE LINKE: Mitgliederzahlen Archived 2015-11-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. a b Michael Keating; David McCrone, eds. (2013). The Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe. Edinburgh University Press. p. 147. ISBN 978-0748665822.
  3. a b Die Programmatik der LINKEN
  4. Die Linke party wins German votes by standing out from crowd. The Guardian. Author - Kate Connolly. Published 17 September 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  5. Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements. p.130. Author - Cynthia Cockburn. Published by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN in 2012. Retrieved via Google books on 14 February 2017.
  6. Bundestagswahl 2013
  7. "Bundestagwahl 2013". Archived frae the original on 27 Mairch 2017. Retrieved 16 Mairch 2017.
  8. Michelle Cini; Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan, eds. (2013). "Glossary". European Union Politics. Oxford University Press. p. 387. ISBN 978-0-19-969475-4.
  9. Andranik Tangian (2013). Mathematical Theory of Democracy. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 321. ISBN 978-3-642-38724-1.