Socialist People's Party (Norway)

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Socialist People's Party (in Norwegian: Sosialistisk Folkeparti) was a splinter group of the Norwegian Labour Party (DNA). SF was principally dissatisfied with the pro-NATO/European Economic Community external policies of DNA. A group centered on the magazine Orientering had been expelled from DNA. SF was founded in 1961.

In the mid-1960s the youth organization of SF, Socialist Youth League (Sosialistisk Ungdomsfylking), started moving towards revolutionary Marxism, leading to a split in 1969. The SUF broke away, renamed itself SUF(m-l) and launched the Workers' Communist Party (marxist-leninist), which merged with the Red Electoral Alliance in 2007 to launch the new Red Party

Following the split, Socialist People's Youth (Sosialistisk Folkepartis Ungdom) became the new SF youth wing. SF lost parliamentary representation in 1969, but in 1972 a DNA MP, Arne Kielland, joined SF.

SF was the driving force behind the formation of Socialist Electoral League, which later emerged into Socialist Left Party. SV can be seen as the direct successor of the SF.

Election results, parliamentary elections 1961-1969[edit]

Year Percentage of votes MPs
1961 2.4% 2
1965 6.0% 2
1969 3.4% 0

SF party leaders[edit]