Left may have good prospects in Euro-Elections.
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.
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