Solidarity (Switzerland)

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Solidarity
solidaritéS
Founded 1992 (1992)
Headquarters 1211 Geneva
Ideology Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Trotskyism
Anti-capitalism
Proletarian internationalism
Political position Far-left
European affiliation European Anticapitalist Left
National Council
0 / 200
Council of States
0 / 46
Cantonal legislatures
5 / 2,608
Website
www.solidarites.ch

Solidarity (French: solidaritéS)[1] is a far-left political party in Switzerland. The party is a member of the European Anticapitalist Left.

History

The party was founded in 1992 in Geneva. In the 1995 federal elections it received 0.3% of the vote, failing to win a seat. Its vote share increased to 0.5% in the 1999 elections, and a party member running on a list named "Alliance of the Left (Solidarity–Independents)" won a seat in the National Council.[2] The party retained its seat in the 2003 elections, but lost parliamentary representation following the 2007 elections, in which its vote share fell to 0.4%.[3]

The 2011 elections saw the vote share reduced to 0.3%,[4] and although its vote share increased to 0.5% in the 2015 elections, the party remained seatless.

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1898 ISBN 9783832956097
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1955
  3. ^ Nationalratswahlen: Übersicht Schweiz Swiss Confederation
  4. ^ Elections au Conseil national de 2011: Résultats par canton Statistique Suisse

External links

  • Official website (in French) (in German)
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