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Birth of “The Left” Party in Berlin

Victor Grossman writes in Portside:

Was it a day to go down in German history? The immediate, loud chorus of snarling, barking attacks seems to show that the many foes of this new party, The Left (Die Linke) see its formation as a significant change in the political landscape – and has them worried.

On Friday, June 15, about 400 delegates each from the two parties involved met separately in neighboring rooms in a large Berlin hotel. Before the day’s keynote speeches, debates and stormy applause had ended, they had both voted for amalgamation, which had been two years in the making and approved by a big majority of the grass roots membership.

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