Venceremos? Syriza and the European Left Live to fight another Day

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Fall 9-25-2015


Syriza managed to achieve another victory in the September 20 elections. In order to be able to reach this important electoral result, Syriza had to overcome two important obstacles. In primis, the party had to address the accusations of moderation and betrayal coming from the rest of the Greek radical left. In secundis, it had to deal with the important schism that took place inside it. The present article argues that the electoral result has proven that the Left Platform’s (LP) move to break out of the party was both premature and to an extent ideologically incoherent, while constituting a unique opportunity for other European Radical Left Parties (RLPs).