League of Democratic Socialists

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Bund Demokratischer Sozialisten
Ideology Impossibilism
Socialism
Classical Marxism
Anti-Leninism
Colours Red
Politics of Austria
Political parties
Elections

The League of Democratic Socialists (German: Bund Demokratischer Sozialisten) is an Austrian political party formerly affiliated with the World Socialist Movement, though unlike most other WSM parties, it did not start as an offshoot of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.

BDS contested the 1959 legislative election, getting 2 190 votes (0.1%).[1]

Though nominally favouring a classless, moneyless, egalitarian society, in recent years the Bund's newspaper has printed a number of nationalistic, anti-immigration articles. As the opinions expressed in these articles could not be reconciled with the WSM's Declaration of Principles, the Bund was dropped as a WSM companion party circa 2003.[citation needed]