Daniel Hough

Success, But Clouds Loom on the Horizon: The Left Party in 2009

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When one scratches under the surface, however, it becomes clear that 2009 could quite conceivably be as good as it gets for Germany‚Äôs newest political party. The LP is the product of a merger between two quite distinct political parties: the predominantly eastern German PDS, with its roots in the Socialist Unity Party (SED) of the GDR, and the much newer SPD off-shoot, the WASG (The Electoral Alternative: Labor and Social Justice)…