With a great popular participation (65,5% of voters), the majority of the Italian people has rejected the authoritarian attempt to reform the Constitution carried out by Renzi’s government. No prevailed with 59,1% of votes. (19.419.507 votes against 13.432.208).
The Party of the European Left expresses its deepest concern about the offensive against the peace agreements that Colombia is facing. In this offensive, extreme right groups and some military officials have killed a number of peasant leaders which is growing alarmingly: 71 of them were killed this year alone and five of them only this November.
The network of women of the Party of the European Left, EL-FEM, gathered this weekend in Athens, and interrupted their work to join the demonstration, held in the Greek capital, with the aim of denouncing the detention of 11 MPs of HDP - Democratic Party of the People, which represents the vote of left-wing and pro-Kurd of Turkey.
The two co-leaders of HDP – Peoples’ Democratic Party, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ were both detained this past night, at their homes, alongside with 11 Turkish MPs who were also taken into custody.
The 22nd of October the second interregional forum channel Elbe Danube took place in Břeclav (CZ). The 4 member parties of the European Left SDS (CZ), Munkaspart 2006 (HU) and KPÖ as well as KSČM (CZ). 27 Persons from 4 Parties and invited guests from the KKS (Communist Club of Slovakia) participated. Activists, leading functionaries as well as delegates to nationwide parliaments and municipalities attended. The meeting was very free and open.
Announcement of the V Congress of the Party of the European Left
The Party of the European Left (EL) will hold its 5th Congress next December in Berlin, Germany, gathering delegations from all its parties to decide on the political focus for the next three-year term.
António Guterres was chosen by the United Nations Security Council to succeed to Ban-Ki-Moon as UN chief, starting of January 1st 2017. The decision of the UN Security Council was taken this Thursday, 6th of October, by acclamation, one day after the sixth pool in a row won by the former Prime-Minister of Portugal, this time without a single negative vote.