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in politics, the more radically progressive wing in any legislative body or party. The designation apparently originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, where the radicals were seated to the left of the presiding officer.

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the supporters or advocates of varying degrees of social, political, or economic change, reform, or revolution designed to promote the greater freedom, power, welfare, or comfort of the common people
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Leftist and progressive parties that have joined the process of creating a broad left-wing party are the "Al-Massar" Party, the Socialist Party, the Democratic Patriotic Labour Party (PTPD), the Popular Unity Party, the party "Al-Thawabet" and the party "Tunisia Movement of the future".
Left-wing extremists of different groups have been trying to regroup and revive their activities in the region ever since the formation of the Telangana state in June 2014.
In a statement, left-wing activist group Granazi, one of the Tepak event's organisers, said on Saturday that police had been informed of the event but took no precautionary measures.
Mr Miliband said this decline of left-wing politics has happened through a series of choices rather than by accident.
She spoke a day after the left-wing Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) party, which had split from the BSP in 2014, said it endorsed its leader and former President <a href="http://www.
So there is a clear choice between either a left-wing coalition that would stay in the EU or a right-wing coalition that is prepared to leave the EU, even if it means breaking up the UK.
The book claims that left-wing extremism is the major source of human rights violations in the world today, a contention many humanitarian experts would find dubious.
However, he has ruled out using the Indian Army to flush out the left-wing rebels from at least seven states where Naxalites are active.
For example, as a left-wing party, SDSM frequently forgot about the social and economic categories while VMRO-DPMNE undertakes measures that do not suit parties with a right-wing ideology.
Police conducted simultaneous raids in several districts in ystanbul, yzmir, Bursa, Ankara, Antalya and Kocaeli and detained dozens of suspects, believed to be members of the left-wing extremist group the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C).
Melenchon denied the protest was aimed at Hollande, saying: "This is a left-wing demonstration under a left-wing government.
CARLA Bruni-Sarkozy has slammed her country's national broadcaster, saying: "It's not France Television, it's left-wing television.