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Left may have good prospects in Euro-Elections.

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Left Prospects Good.

L’Humanité suggests that the left groups represented in the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (Gauche unitaire européenne)  may become the third largest force in the European Parliament after the liberal bloc.

Opinion polls indicate that in this year’s May European elections the group may have up to  67  MEPs, in place of the present 35.

In Greece with a projected 28, %  of the vote Syriza would get 8 deputies (4,7% and 1 in  2009). The Greek Communist Party with 6,3 (– 2,05 points) will still have 2 MEPs. In France,  the poll indicates 9% for the  Front de gauche, which would mean 7 (up from 4), with an overseas deputy added. . Izquierda Unida, in Espagne, could get as high as 12.8%, with 7  Parliamentarians, from 1 at present. Die Linke,  in Germany would remains stable at 8. In Portugal, stand at 11%  and 4 MEPs ; the Left Bloc at  6,%  and 3. A Latvian left alliance scores, according to this sounding,  32%  and 3. In Italy 5 may win on the Tsipras list,  in which  the Partito della Rifondazione Comunista participates Sinn Féin (a member of the the group)  may have  3  in Ireland.

The article notes that in Italy, Spain and Latvia these lists are coalitions and MEPs may decide to join other European parliamentary groups.

The far-right could also see its representation double.


Written by Andrew Coates

March 11, 2014 at 11:45 am

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  1. With the removal of the 3%-hurdle for Euro-elections in Germany it could well be that the Linke vote stays around the same but it gets less MEPs, as the likes of the AfD and the NPD, and the Pirates as well, get enough votes (just over 1%) to get representation in the European Parliament. Germany’s constitutional court overturned the 3% hurdle (introduced by parliament after the 5% hurdle for Euro-elections was deemed unconstitutional), the reasoning being that, and I summarise somewhat, “the European Parliament is pointless so let all these tiny parties get elected, it makes no difference; unlike the Bundestag where the 5% hurdle will remain”.


    March 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

  2. All eyes then on a more crucial content the May 25th regional elections in Belgium where the new alliance of Marxist-Leninists and Trotskyists, the PTB-GO! (Gauche d’Ouverture) is standing……..


    Andrew Coates

    March 11, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  3. How long before they split? MLs and Trots!


    March 12, 2014 at 2:54 am

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