United Left (France)
|Founded||14 March 2009|
|National affiliation||Left Front (2009-2014)|
|European affiliation||Party of the European Left|
|Seats in the National Assembly||
0 / 577
|Seats in the Senate||
0 / 343
|Seats in the European Parliament||
0 / 72
|Seats in Regional Councils||
7 / 1,880
|Politics of France
Constitution of France
Parliament; government; president
United Left (Gauche unitaire, GU) was a political party in France which used to be one part of a faction (under the name Unir or Unite) within the Revolutionary Communist League. The party is led by Christian Picquet, a former member of the Revolutionary Communist League.
The creation of the party was announced on 8 March 2009 at the founding congress of the Left Front electoral coalition ahead of the 2009 European elections. Picquet, whose opposition faction represented 3.7% at the founding congress of the New Anticapitalist Party, disagreed with the majority's refusal to ally with the Communist-led Left Front for the European elections.
As a result, Picquet's small movement integrated the Left Front and Picquet was the third candidate on the coalition's list in the Île-de-France constituency.
The GU was part of the Left Front until 2014.