Táncsics – Radical Left Party

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Táncsics – Radical Left Party

Táncsics – Radikális Balpárt
Founded13 March 2014
HeadquartersBudapest, Hungary
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
European affiliationParty of the European Left (partner)
ColorsRed and black
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The Táncsics – Radical Left Party (Hungarian: Táncsics – Radikális Balpárt) is a left-wing democratic socialist political party in Hungary. It was formed at a meeting in March 2014. It draws its membership from different civil society organizations as well as former members of the Hungarian Socialist Party and the Green Left.

The party's aim is to build an independent leftist political force in Hungarian politics[1] based upon social solidarity and following the examples of different leftist parties elsewhere in Europe, such as SYRIZA in Greece and Die Linke in Germany. The party is also trying to build a closer alliance between radical leftist parties in Eastern Europe. The founding statements refer to the Left Party playing an important role in an 'ethical renewal' which they say is needed in Hungary in the next few years.[2]

On 8 September 2016, the party announced on its website that it would cooperate with the Workers' Party of Hungary 2006 in preparation for the 2018 parliamentary election.[3]

In April 2019, the youth organisation of the Workers' Party of Hungary 2006, which named after Mihály Táncsics, split from it[4] and joined the Left Party.[5] After the unification congress in June 2019, the party changed its name to "Táncsics – Radical Left Party". It also changed its party's logo and Koppány Pázmán became its new president.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Plans announced for new Marxist left-wing political group". 15 April 2014. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Új politikai pártot alapítottunk". 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Left-wing electoral cooperation in 2018". abal.hu (in Hungarian). 8 September 2016. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kilépett az Európai Baloldal Táncsics alapszerve a pártból « Mérce". Mérce (in Hungarian). 2019-04-29. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  5. ^ "Közösen megy tovább a Táncsics Mozgalom és a Balpárt". Munkások Újsága (in Hungarian). 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  6. ^ "Munkások Újsága". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  7. ^ "printable.pdf". Google Docs. Retrieved 2020-06-16.

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