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New Left –wing Party

On Sunday, Fotis Kouvelis and the members of the renewal group who walked out of the SYN party announced the foundation of a new left-wing political party, expected to bear the name “Renewal Democratic Left” and the election of a Political Committee. In his speech, Mr. Kouvelis supported EU political and economic unification and the ecological orientation of his newly founded party. He also stressed that workers should not be the only ones to bear the burden for the mandatory reduction of state debt and state deficit.
Political Invitation to Ecology Party
Fotis Koubelis, in a speech in many parts reminding an ideological declaration, described the characteristics of the new political party “Renewal Democratic Left” which aims to make a come back to the political stage to defend public interests.
Hundreds of senior members of the Renewal Wing, who recently left the SYN party, took part in the National Conference and signed the foundation chart of the new party.
Addressing the members of his party, Fotis Kouvelis said that the party will follow the democratic road towards socialism within the economic, social and political circumstances as they are formulated at the present time and also underlined its ecological orientation.
He stressed that the Left and Ecology could not further function separately as forces of a spherical transformation and expressed the conviction that the two forces together could build a new vision, a policy innovation and conquest for the people and modern societies.
Referring to the economy and the government policy, Mr. Kouvelis spoke of the total failure of the clientelism state built in the last decades and the bankruptcy of the political stereotype of bipartisanship which prevailed in the post military coup period.
He blamed the two large political parties for the present circumstances, citing that large part of the society justifiably condemn them and would have left them in the pages of history if they had alternative options.
According to Mr. Kouvelis, exit from the financial crisis goes along with ignition of production, combat of corruption and tax evasion and control of state expenses.
The target of the new party as Mr. Kouvelis said is to formulate together with the broader social forces a leftist response to the financial crisis. He expressed his strong objection to reforms in labour relations and social security system and invited all progressive and leftist forces to join political life in order to help turn mid-term developments in favour of workers, women, men, creative people and the youth imposing new rules and institutions to replace priviledges and facilitations of the clientelism state.
As he stressed the target of the new party is also “a groundbreaking and courageous left that would not settle for the easy and would not give in neither to leftist populism nor to short –sighted leftism , without previous careful consideration does not defend as a just request any vested right and does not fondle trade unions for the sake of petty partisan expediencies”.
(Source: ana-mpa, net)

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