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February France
The extraparliamentary trotskyist Revolutionary Communist League (LCR), led by Olivier Besancenot, was enlarged and reorganised into the ideologically broader New Anticapitalist Party (Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste, NPA).
Sources: The Guardian< & NPA<
January Belgium
The social liberal Flemish Progressives (VP) changed their name into Social Liberal Party (SLP); the electoral cartel with the Socialist Party Different (SPA) was dissolved. A minority faction left the party and joined the SPA.
Sources: Wikipedia< & SLP<
A new party dedicated to campaigning against the Lisbon Treaty was launched by close associates of Czech president Vaclav Klaus. The Free Citizens' Party (Strana Svobodných Občanů, SSO) is led by Petr Mach, director of a pro-market think tank based in Prague.
Sources: Irish Times< < &
The Refoundation for the Left (RPS), a reformist faction within the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) around Nichi Vendola, president of the Apulia region, decided to transform itself into a party called Movement for the Left (MPS). The formation intends to create a non-communist united left with the Democratic Left (SD) and the Greens (VERDI).
Sources: L'Unita< & <
The Serbian People's Party (SNS) and some of its allies within the Serbian List (SL) were absorbed into the New Serbian Democracy (Nova Srpska Demokratija, NSD). The NSD represents the rightist wing of the pro-Serbian camp.
Source: Southeast European Times<
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