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
  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.