Party of the Democratic Left (Slovakia)
|Party of the Democratic Left|
|Dissolved||4 December 2004|
|Preceded by||Communist Party of Slovakia|
|Merged into||Direction – Social Democracy|
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|European affiliation||Party of European Socialists|
|European Parliament group||Party of European Socialists|
|Politics of Slovakia
The Party of the Democratic Left (Slovak: Strana demokratickej ľavice, SDĽ) was a social-democratic political party in Slovakia from 1990 to 2004. It was founded in 1990 out of the Communist Party of Slovakia.
From 1994 to 1997, SDĽ was a member of a coalition called "Common Choice" (Spoločná voľba) that gained 10.18% (18 seats) in the Slovak parliament. They did not form a part of the government.
On 4 December 2004, the party membership voted to merge with Direction – Social Democracy from 1 January 2005. The latter party had broken off from the SDL five years earlier.
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