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The Left (Luxembourg)

The Left
Leader Collective leadership
(Central Committee)
Founded 30 January 1999
Headquarters 5, rue Aldringen, Luxembourg
Youth wing Jonk Lénk
Ideology Anti-capitalism
Democratic socialism[1]
Political position Left-wing[2]
International affiliation none
European affiliation Party of the European Left,
European Anticapitalist Left
European Parliament group none
Colours Red
Chamber of Deputies
2 / 60
European Parliament
0 / 6
Politics of Luxembourg
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The Left (leftist alternative to social democracy.

In the 1999 national elections, the Left won 3.3% of the votes and one seat in the parliament; André Hoffmann was elected from the southern constituency. In 2000, after anticipated elections in the city of Esch sur Alzette, Hoffmann became deputy mayor and Aloyse Bisdorff (KPL) succeeded him in parliament. Then, in 2002, in accordance with the Left's statutes, Bisdorff resigned from parliament and was succeeded by Serge Urbany.

Later, however, a dispute arose between a number of members of the Communist Party and the majority of the Left. As a consequence, the KPL and the Left ran separate lists in the 2004 elections. The Left won 1.9% of the votes, and accordingly lost its parliamentary presence. In the 2009 elections, it increased its share of the vote to 3.3%. As a result, Hoffmann returned to Parliament as the Left's sole representative - Hoffmann's personal vote of 9,067 in the south constituency was almost equal to the total number of votes gathered by the Communist Party, which won 10,803 votes.[3]

The Left is associated with the European United Left–Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament. It does not currently have any members in the parliament, however. The party participates both in the European Anticapitalist Left and the Party of the European Left.


  • Election results 1
    • Parliament 1.1
    • European Parliament 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Election results


Election year % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/-
1999 3.3
1 / 60
2004 1.9
0 / 60
2009 3.3
1 / 60
2013 4.9
2 / 60
Constituency 2009
% 2004
% 1999
Centre 11 037 1.09% 20 451 1.99% 27 999 2.82%
East 1 685 0.97% 2 179 1.31% 2 448 1.63%
North 2 836 0.98% 3 725 1.34% 3 653 1.41%
South 33 550 2.16% 36 868 2.28% 76 174 4.98%

European Parliament

Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/-
1999 28,130 2.77
0 / 6
2004 18,345 1.68
0 / 6
2009 37,929 3.37
0 / 6


  1. ^ a b Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  2. ^ Josep M. Colomer (24 July 2008). Comparative European Politics. Taylor & Francis. pp. 221–.  
  3. ^ Netgen, Éric (2009-06-11). "Empire of the Census". Le Jeudi. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 

External links

  • Déi Lénk official website
  • newspaperDéi Lé - The
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