The Other Europe
|Founded||5 March 2014|
|European affiliation||Party of the European Left (observer)|
|European Parliament group||GUE/NGL|
|Chamber of Deputies||
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The Other Europe (Italian: L'Altra Europa), whose full name is The Other Europe with Tsipras (L'Altra Europa con Tsipras), is a left-wing political alliance in Italy, which took part to the 2014 European Parliament election in support of Alexis Tsipras, the candidate of the Party of the European Left for President of the European Commission.
In the 2014 EP election the list obtained 4.0% of the vote, just above the 4% threshold, and 3 elects to the European Parliament: Eleonora Forenza (Communist Refoundation Party), Curzio Maltese (independent, later Left Ecology Freedom) and Barbara Spinelli (independent). After the election, they joined the European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group. In May 2015 Spinelli left AET, becoming an independent MEP within GUE/NGL.
In July 2015 two senators, Fabrizio Bocchino and Francesco Campanella, elected in the 2013 general election with the Five Star Movement and later founding members of the short-lived Italy Work in Progress party, launched a sub-group named "The Other Europe with Tsipras" within the Mixed Group of the Senate. In March 2016 the sub-group was folded into Italian Left, which had been launched primarily by Left Ecology Freedom and dissidents of the Democratic Party.
AET was founded on 5 March 2014 in Rome by some Italian intellectuals, Andrea Camilleri, Paolo Flores d'Arcais, Luciano Gallino, Marco Revelli, Barbara Spinelli and Guido Viale. The alliance was then composed of the following parties:
|Left Ecology Freedom (SEL)||Democratic socialism||Nichi Vendola|
|Communist Refoundation Party (PRC)||Communism||Paolo Ferrero|
|Greens of South Tyrol||Green politics||Giorgio Zanvettor|
|Labour Party (PL)||Socialism||Cesare Salvi|
|Civil Action (AC)||Anti-corruption||Antonio Ingroia|
|Pirate Party (PP)||Pirate politics||Luca Cappelletti|
|Independence Republic of Sardinia (IRS)||Sardinian nationalism||Gavino Sale|
- Massimo Torelli (05/03/2014–present)
- Marco Revelli (01/02/2014–present)
- Argyris Panagopoulos, in name of Alexis Tsipras (08/02/2014–present)
- Massimo Torelli (01/02/2014–present)
- Andrea Camilleri (01/02/2014–11/03/2014)
- Paolo Flores d'Arcais (01/02/2014–11/03/2014)
- Luciano Gallino (01/02/2014–08/11/2015)
- Barbara Spinelli (01/02/2014–15/05/2015)
- Guido Viale (01/02/2014–18/03/2015)
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overall seats won
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