Green Left (Hungary)

The Green Left (Hungarian: Zöld Baloldal; ZB), was a green eco-socialist political party in Hungary, founded in 2009.

Green Left

Zöld Baloldal
PresidentAttila Trasciatti
Founded28 February 2009
Dissolved11 October 2018[1]
Merger ofZDSZ, EFKEME and Workers' Party '06
NewspaperA Mi Időnk
IdeologyEco-socialism
Environmentalism
Feminism
Political positionLeft-wing
European affiliationEuropean Green Party
(until Sep 2015)
International affiliationGlobal Greens
(until Sep 2015)
National Assembly
0 / 199
European Parliament
0 / 21

HistoryEdit

It was established by the merger of the Alliance of Green Democrats (ZDSZ), the European Feminist Initiative for a Different Europe (EFKEME) and the Workers' Party of Hungary 2006. It has a green socialist, radical left, anti-capitalist and alter-globalist ideology. In March 2009, the Hungarian Anti-Fascist League and the Social Charta 2008 joined the alliance. The first leader of the party was György Droppa. On 30 May 2010, Marxist philosopher Gáspár Miklós Tamás was elected new president of the party.[2]

The ZB received only 0.03 percent of the individual votes in the 2010 parliamentary election, while its green party rival the Politics Can Be Different (LMP) jumped over the electoral threshold.[3] After that ZB marginalized, its member parties started to operate independently again. During the 2014 local elections, some members run as candidate under 4K! – Fourth Republic! banner.[2] On 7 September 2015, ZB withdrew its European Green Party membership because of financial reasons.

Election resultsEdit

National AssemblyEdit

Election year National Assembly Government
# of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
2010
1,425
0.03 %
0 / 386
Extra-parliamentary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Herczeg, Márk (11 October 2018). "Megszüntetik az Emberek Pártját, a Magyarország a Magyaroké Magyar Nemzeti Pártot és a Demokratikus Keresztény Királyság Pártot is". 444 (in Hungarian). Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Vida 2011, p. 468.
  3. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p. 899. ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7

SourcesEdit

  • Vida, István (2011). "Zöld Baloldal (ZB)". Magyarországi politikai pártok lexikona (1846–2010) [Encyclopedia of the Political Parties in Hungary (1846–2010)] (in Hungarian). Gondolat Kiadó. p. 468. ISBN 978-963-693-276-3.

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