United Left (France)
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|Founded||14 March 2009|
|Merged into||French Communist Party|
|National affiliation||Left Front (2009–2014)|
|European affiliation||Party of the European Left|
|Seats in the National Assembly|
0 / 577
|Seats in the Senate|
0 / 343
|Seats in the European Parliament|
0 / 72
|Seats in Regional Councils|
7 / 1,880
Constitution of France
Parliament; government; president
United Left (Gauche unitaire, GU) was a political party in France that was originally faction (under the name Unir or Unite) within the Revolutionary Communist League. The party is led by Christian Picquet, a former member of the Revolutionary Communist League.
The creation of the party was announced on 8 March 2009 at the founding congress of the Left Front electoral coalition ahead of the 2009 European elections. Picquet, whose opposition faction represented 3.7% at the founding congress of the New Anticapitalist Party, disagreed with the majority's refusal to ally with the Communist-led Left Front for the European elections.
As a result, Picquet's small movement integrated the Left Front and Picquet was the third candidate on the coalition's list in the Île-de-France constituency.
The GU was part of the Left Front until 2014.
- Nordsieck, Wolfram (2012). "France". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 17 June 2012.