Critical Left

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Critical Left
Sinistra Critica
Spokespersons Franco Turigliatto,
Flavia D'Angeli,
Piero Maestri
Founded 8 December 2007
(as a political party)
Dissolved 30 July 2013
Split from Communist Refoundation Party
Headquarters via Circonvallazione Casilina, 72-74
Newspaper Erre
Membership unknown
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
European affiliation European Anticapitalist Left
International affiliation Fourth International
European Parliament group none

Critical Left (Italian: Sinistra Critica, SC) was a communist and Trotskyist political party in Italy, affiliated to the Fourth International.


Originally a Trotskyist faction within the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC), it broke ranks on 8 December 2007 to become an independent political party.[1] From 2006 to 2008 SC had a member of the deputy, Salvatore Cannavò, and a senator, Franco Turigliatto. Both voted consistently against the Prodi II Cabinet and the latter was responsible of the first major crisis of the government on 22 February 2007.[2] After this Turigliatto was expelled from the PRC in March.[3]

In the 2008 general election Sinistra Critica (890 members) ran its own lists and Flavia D'Angeli was chosen as candidate for Prime Minister of the party. In the election SC gained 0.5% of the national vote.

It dissolved in July 2013, and sections moved to anti-partyist positions, although there remain individual members of the International in Italy. It agreed to separate into two groupings which would each try out their different approaches. [4][5][6]


Electoral results[edit]


Chamber of Representatives[edit]

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
2008 168,916 0.5
0 / 630


Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
2008 136.396 0.4
0 / 322


External links[edit]

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