The Red-Green Alliance
The Red-Green Alliance is a democratic socialist party with the aim of combining politics for social change with politics for solving the great environmental problems both on national and international level.
The Red-Green Alliance currently has 12 seats in the Danish Parliament (Folketinget). The last municipial and regional election was a great victory for the Red-Green Alliance. The party is now represented in 79 out of 98 municipalities and all five regions.
The Red-Green Alliance is deeply shocked and grieved by the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen against a peaceful debate meeting and against the Synagogue. http://enhedslisten.dk/artikel/condemn-terrorism-and-support-pluralism-7...
About the party
The Red-Green Alliance opposes corporate driven globalization, neoliberal politics and privatization and fight for a public sector in which people not profit are at centre. That is why we for years have had a slogan saying »People not profit«. As a democratic party, we stand for the extension of human and democratic rights. We therefore oppose the US-led so-called »war on terror« which confines the above mentioned rights.
Believing in building socialism from below the Red-Green Alliance put priority in social movements outside parliament - not least the trade unions and student movements. But the Red-Green Alliance also stands in national and local parliamentary elections.
The Red-Green Alliance is opposed to the construction of the European Union, which we see as a vehicle of European capitalism, and especially to the building of a European state and the establishment of a European army.
The Red-Green Alliance was formed in 1989 by three left-wing parties: the Left Socialist Party, the Communist Party of Denmark and the Socialist Workers Party, and by independent socialists.
Today the Red-Green Alliance has more than 9200 members, and work closely together with the 1500 members of the Socialist Youth Front (Socialistisk Ungdomsfront) - of which many are also members of the Red-Green Alliance. The Red-Green Alliance has collective leadership, and Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen is currently the political spokesperson.
National and Local Elections
In the September 2011 parliamentary election The Red-Green Alliance gained 6,7 % of the votes and went from 4 to 12 seats in the Parliament.
In the municipal and regional elections, 2009, The Red-Green Alliance was elected to municipal councils in 9 cities, including 6 seats and 10,9 % of the votes in the party stronghold of Copenhagen. Here we have one of the seven city mayors (responsible for social affairs). We also have one member in 1 of the 5 regional councils.
For more information contact: landskontoret[at]enhedslisten.dk, +45 33 93 33 24
or International Secretary Flavia Oregon, flavia[at]enhedslisten.dk, +45 24 52 41 43
Number of votes
Seats in Parliament
54,038 (1.7 %)
0 / 175
104,701 (3.1 %)
6 / 175
91,933 (2.7 %)
5 / 175
82,685 (2.4 %)
4 / 175
114,123 (3.4 %)
6 / 175
74,982 (2.2 %)
4 / 175
236,860 (6,7 %)
12 / 175