Gregor Gysi on the Finnish election result which saw a narrow victory by the social democrats over the far right, with a good showing for the radical left.
“As President of the Party of the European Left, I would like to congratulate our Finnish member party Vasemmistoliitto on its election result of 8.3% of the vote and thus 16 seats in the Finnish Parliament. The Communist Party of Finland (SKP) led a dedicated campaign and will continue its fight outside parliament. Despite the electoral successes of the Vasemmistoliitto and Social Democrats in Finland, I am worried about the performance of the right-wing populist Finn Party. In the European election campaign, we must try – with our opposition to right-wing populist and right-wing parties – to attain as many votes for the left as possible. Nationalism and racism should not dominate Europe.”
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Mon 13 May, 18.30
Leeds Left Unity public meeting
On Brexit and Ireland, with Joseph Healy. All welcome.
Inkwell, Potternewton Lane, LS7 3LW.
Sat 18 May, 14.00
Left Unity Birmingham meeting
Discussing Freedom of Movement, introduced by David Landau. All welcome.
BOM, 1 Dudley street, B5 4EG (just behind New Street station—accessible)
Sat 29 June, 11.00-18.00
Left Unity National Conference
Left Unity’s annual conference will take place in Liverpool this year.
European Forum, Brussels
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