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

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 (MERA) 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 (ANTARSYA).

Election results[edit]

Results since 1990
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Electoral coalition Votes % Representatives
1990 Parliament Popular Opposition 14,365 0.21% 0/300
1993 Parliament Left Struggle 8,160 0.11% 0/300
1994 European Parliament Left Movement Against EU 14,006 0.21% 0/25
1996 Parliament Left Struggle 10,416 0.15% 0/300
1999 European Parliament MERA1 10,884 0.17% 0/25
2000 Parliament MERA 8,183 0.11% 0/300
2004 Parliament MERA 11,285 0.15% 0/300
2004 European Parliament MERA 13,387 0.22% 0/24
2007 Parliament MERA 11,859 0.17% 0/300
2009 European Parliament ANTARSYA2 21,951 0.43% 0/22
2009 Parliament ANTARSYA 24,737 0.36% 0/300
2010 Regional ANTARSYA 97,496 1.80% 7/725
2012 Parliament ANTARSYA 75,439 1.19% 0/300
2012 Parliament ANTARSYA 20.389 0,33% 0/300
2014 Regional ANTARSYA 128,154 2.27% 9/703
2014 European Parliament ANTARSYA 41,299 0.72% 0/21
2015 Parliament ANTARSYA - MARS3 39,497 0.64% 0/300
2015 Parliament ANTARSYA - EEK4 46,094 0.85% 0/300
1 Radical Left Front
2 Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
3 Left Front Coalition
4 Workers Revolutionary Party
1990, Parliament
  
14,365
1993, Parliament
  
8,160
1994, European Parliament
  
14,006
1996, Parliament
  
10,416
1999, European Parliament
  
10,884
2000, Parliament
  
8,133
2004, Parliament
  
11,285
2004, European Parliament
  
13,387
2007, Parliament
  
11,895
2009, European Parliament
  
21,951
2009, Parliament
  
24,737
2010, Regional
  
97,496
2012, Parliament
  
75,439
2012, Parliament
  
20,389
2014, Regional
  
128,154
2014, European Parliament
  
41,299
2015, Parliament
  
39,497
2015, Parliament
  
46,094

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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