Antarsya

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Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow

Αντικαπιταλιστική Αριστερή Συνεργασία για την Ανατροπή
Founded22 March 2009
Merger ofRadical Left Front
United Anti-Capitalist Left
IdeologyCommunism
Trotskyism
Revolutionary socialism
Anti-capitalism[1]
Eco-socialism
Anti-fascism
Euroscepticism
Political positionFar-left
ColoursRed
Hellenic Parliament
0 / 300
European Parliament
0 / 21
Regional Councilors
13 / 703
Municipal Councilors
11 / 12,978
Website
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The Front of the Greek Anticapitalist Left (Greek: Αντικαπιταλιστική Αριστερή Συνεργασία για την Ανατροπή, ΑΝΤ.ΑΡ.ΣΥ.Α., romanizedAntikapitalistiki Aristeri Synergasia gia tin Anatropi, ANT.AR.SY.A) is a coalition of radical left political organisations in Greece. The Greek word ανταρσία antarsia (which is pronounced the same as the backronym Antarsya) means "mutiny". ANTARSYA describes itself as "Front of the anticapitalist, revolutionary, communist left and radical ecology".

ANTARSYA was founded on 22 March 2009 in Athens by 10 organisations and independent militants involved in the Radical Left Front (MERA) and United Anti-Capitalist Left (ENANTIA) with the exception of the Workers Revolutionary Party (ΕΕΚ).[2] These organisations come from different left wing currents ranging from ex-KKE and KKE Interior members to Maoism and Trotskyism.

Members[edit]

The 7 organisations which are members of ANTARSYA:

The Organisation of Internationalist Communists of Greece (Greek: Οργάνωση Κομμουνιστών Διεθνιστών Ελλάδας, romanizedOrganosi Kommouniston Diethniston Elladas), although it participated in the foundation of ANTARSYA, left the coalition shortly afterwards on 18 May 2009.[3]

ANTARSYA is based on local assemblies of militants at city or neighbourhood-level with a central coordination committee in Athens. There are also periodically national assemblies of ANTARSYA.

Left Recomposition (ARAN) and Left Anti-capitalist Group (ARAS) were part of the coalition till August 2015.

Ideology[edit]

ANTARSYA calls for exiting the European Union and dropping the euro currency, defaulting on Greece's debt, and nationalization without compensation of major industries.[4] The party also calls for a banning of lay-offs, a minimum salary of equivalent to 1,400 euros, a reduction of weekly working time to 35 hours without reduction of wages, the disarmament of the police, full political and social rights for immigrants, and an ecosocialist answer to ecological crisis.

Popular support and electoral results[edit]

ANTARSYA participated for the first time in elections in the European Parliament elections in June 2009. It took 21,951 votes or 0.43% of the votes. ANTARSYA also participated in the October 4, 2009 general elections presenting lists in every constituency. The party secured 24,737 votes, or 0.36% of those cast.[5]

It contested the September 2015 Greek legislative election in a joint campaign with the Workers Revolutionary Party (EEK).[6]

Regional Elections[edit]

Administrative regions of Greece
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
2010 97,499 1.79
7 / 725
2014 128,154 2.27
9 / 703
Increase2
2019 87,676 1.62
13 / 703
Increase4

Hellenic Parliament[edit]

Hellenic Parliament
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
2009 24,737 0.36
0 / 300
2012 (May) 75,428 1.19
0 / 300
Steady0
2012 (June) 20,389 0.33
0 / 300
Steady0
2015 (January) 39,4111 0.64
0 / 300
Steady0
2015 (September) 46,0962 0.85
0 / 300
Steady0
2019 23,191 0.41
0 / 300
Steady0
1 Participated in coalition with the Left Front Coalition (MARS)
2 Participated in coalition with the Workers Revolutionary Party (EEK)

European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
2009 21,951 0.43
0 / 22
2014 41,307 0.72
0 / 21
Steady0
2019 36,361 0.64
0 / 21
Steady0

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Teachers' union calls for rally over arrest of ANTARSYA protester (in English)". Kathimerini. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  2. ^ Tassos Anastassiadis. "On January 31, the Greek anti-capitalist left will launch the perspective of its convergence!". International Viewpoint No. 408 - January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
  3. ^ Γιατί αποχωρήσαμε από την ΑΝΤΑΡΣΥΑ (in Greek). Οργάνωση Κομμουνιστών Διεθνιστών Ελλάδας. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  4. ^ Hardy, S & Cooper, L (2002) Beyond Capitalism?: The Future of Radical Politics
  5. ^ Andreas Sartzekis. "Greece:The Right is routed in the legislative elections". International Viewpoint No. 417 - October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-05.
  6. ^ http://redmed.org/article/eek-and-antarsya-join-forces-snap-elections-greece

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