New Left Current

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Νέο Αριστερό Ρεύμα για την Κομμουνιστική Απελευθέρωση

Neo Aristero Revma gia tin Kommounistiki Apeleftherosi

New Left Current for the Communist Liberation
Founded 1989
Split from Communist Party of Greece
Headquarters 76 Charilaou Trikoupi & Eresou, 10681, Athens
Newspaper Prin
Youth wing Youth Communist Liberation
Ideology Communism,
Marxism-Leninism,
Eco-Socialism
Political position Far-left
National affiliation Logo teliko mikro.gif Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
International affiliation none
Colours Red
Website
http://www.narnet.gr
Politics of Greece
Political parties
Elections

The New Left Current (Greek: Νέο Αριστερό Ρεύμα για την Κομμουνιστική Απελευθέρωση, ΝΑΡ, Neo Aristero Revma) (NAR) was formed in late 1989, mainly by former Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) members.

History[edit]

After the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) joined New Democracy party in a government coalition after the June 1989 elections, the KNE suffered substantial drop in membership loss as members disagreed with the policy of the parent party KKE had.

Elections[edit]

The New Left Current participated in the 1990 elections as "Neo Aristero Revma - Laiki Antipoliteusi" (Νέο Αριστερό Ρεύμα - Λαϊκή Αντιπολίτευση) and got 14,365 votes (0,22%). A critical figure at this early stage was Kostas Kappos, former member of the KKE and parliamentary representative.

In 1993 the NAR joined the Left Struggle political coalition along with the Revolutionary Communist Movement of Greece (EKKE), Communist Party of Greece (Marxist-Leninist), Workers Revolutionary Party (EEK). The coalition received 8,160 votes in 1993 and 10,443 votes in the 1996 general elections.

In 1999, NAR, EKKE, EEK and the Independent Communist Organization of Serres (AKOS) formed the Radical Left Front (MERA). Since 2009, NAR, along with the other parties of MERA, with the exception of EEK, is part of the broader coalition Front of the Greek Anticapitalist Left.

Election results[edit]

Results since 1990
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Electoral coalition Votes % Representatives
1990
Parliament
-
14,365
0.21%
0
1993
Parliament
Left Struggle
8,160
0.11%
0
1994
European Parliament
Left Movement Against EU
14,006
0.21%
0
1996
Parliament
Left Struggle
10,416
0.15%
0
1999
European Parliament
Radical Left Front
10,884
0.17%
0
2000
Parliament
Radical Left Front
8,183
0.11%
0
2004
Parliament
Radical Left Front
11,285
0.15%
0
2004
European Parliament
Radical Left Front
13,387
0.22%
0
2007
Parliament
Radical Left Front
11,859
0.17%
0
2009
European Parliament
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
21,951
0.43%
0
2009
Parliament
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
24,737
0.36%
0
2010
Regional
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
96,959
1.80%
7
2012
Parliament
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
75,439
1.19%
0
2012
Parliament
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
20.389
0,33%
0
2014
Regional
Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
128,154
2.27%
9

Youth organisation[edit]

In the early years, the youth wing of the NAR was still named the KNE, as even the general secretary of KNE, Giorgos Grapsas, and most of its politburo had joined NAR, but in the mid-1990s, it changed its name to the Youth of Communist Liberation (Νεολαία Κομμουνιστική Απελευθέρωση, Neolaia Kommunistiki Apeleftherosi). Members of the Youth Communist Liberation participate in the United Independent Left Movement, a sum of left-wing student organisations, active in 3rd-level educational institutions (Universities - Technical Academical institutions) in Greece.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ανακοίνωση νΚΑ για τις φοιτητικές εκλογές (in Greek). Youth Communist Liberation. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 

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