Federation of the Left
|Federation of the Left|
|Ideology||Socialism of the 21st century|
|European affiliation||Party of the European Left (PRC, PdCI)|
|Politics of Italy
The Federation of the Left (Italian: Federazione della Sinistra, FdS) was an electoral alliance of communist political parties in Italy. The coalition is the evolution of the Anticapitalist and Communist List.
- Communist Refoundation Party (PRC, communist, leader: Paolo Ferrero)
- Party of Italian Communists (PdCI, communist, leader: Oliviero Diliberto)
- Socialism 2000 (democratic-socialist, leader: Cesare Salvi)
- Labour–Solidarity (socialist, leader: Gian Paolo Patta)
In the 2009 European Parliament election the list won 3.4% of the vote. Its strongholds were in Central and Southern Italy: Calabria (6.7%), Umbria (6.2%), Tuscany (5.1%), Basilicata (4.5%), Abruzzo (4.3%) and Marche (4.2%). The support for FdS followed a similar pattern in the 2010 regional elections, despite losing votes to Left Ecology Freedom.
The coalition held its first congress on 20–21 November 2010.
In November 2012 the FdS was de facto suspended as its two main constituents, the PRC and the PdCI, did not agree on how to participate to the 2013 general election, and the PdCI chose to take part to the primary election organized by Italy. Common Good.
- Spokesperson: Paolo Ferrero (2009–2010), Cesare Salvi (2010), Oliviero Diliberto (2010–2011) Massimo Rossi (2011–2012)
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