Ruling Bodies

The Congress, upon proposal of the Council of Chairpersons, elects the EL Presidency: Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson/s.

The Chairperson represents the EL in the public sphere in the contacts with representatives of organisations and institutions, including the EU authorities, Trade Unions, non-governmental organisations and associations. The Vice-chairpersons support the Chairperson in fulfilling his/her duties.

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Gregor Gysi

President

Die Linke, DE

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Maite Mola

Vice-President

Communist Party of Spain, ES

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Margarita Mileva

Vice-President

Bulgarian Left, BG

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Parolo Ferrero

Vice-President

Communist Refoundation Party, IT

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Pierre Laurent

Vice-President

French Communist Party, FR

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Brigitte Berthouzoz

Treasurer

Labour Party of Switzerland, CH

The Council of Chairpersons it composed by the Chairpersons of all member parties, as well as the EL Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons.

The Council of Chairpersons has, with regards to the Executive Board, the rights of initiative and of having objection on important political issues. It adopts resolutions and recommendations that are passed to the Executive Board and the Congress, and decides about applications for EL membership.

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Mirko Messner

Communist Party of Austria, AT

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Melina Klaus

Communist Party of Austria, AT

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Vladimir Caller

Communist Party (Wallonia-Brussels), BE

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Sergey Kalyakin

Belarusian Left Party 'Fair World', BY

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Gavriel Pinson

President

Labour Party of Switzerland, CH

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Milan Neubert

Party of Democratic Socialism, CZ

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Bernd Riexinger

Die Linke, DE

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Katja Kipping

Die Linke, DE

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Mstislav Rusakov

Estonian Left Party, EE

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Joan Josep Nuet i Pujals

General coordinator

Izquierda Unida y Alternativa (Catalonia), ES

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Alberto Garzón

Communist Party of Spain, ES

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Jose Luis Centella

Communist Party of Spain, ES

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Juha-Pekka Väisänen

Communist Party of Finland, FI

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Li Andersson

Chairwoman

Left Alliance, FI

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Attila Vajnai

Chairperson

Workers' Party of Hungary 2006, HU

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Frank Jost

Déi Lénk, LU

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Vladimir Voronin

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, MD

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Catarina Martins

Coordinator

Left Bloc, PT

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Constantin Rotaru

Romanian Socialist Party, RO

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Violeta Tomić

President

Party for Eco–Socialism and Sustainable Development of Slovenia, SI

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Alper Taş

Freedom and Solidarity Party, TR

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Bilge Seçkin Çetinkaya

Freedom and Solidarity Party, TR

The Executive Board consists of the Chairperson and Vice-chairpersons, the treasurer and further members elected on the basis of a key of two persons from each member party by the Congress at a gender-quoted basis.

The Executive Board carries out the decisions on the basis and orientations of the Congress and General Assembly and in accordance with the Council of Chairpersons.

Is responsible for organizing the daily work of the EL and determining the political guidelines of the EL between the General Assembly meetings. It proposes, plans and convenes political initiatives, for the EL, convenes conferences or thematic meetings.

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Joachim Tischler

Member

Communist Party of Austria, AT

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Waltraud Fritz-Klackl

Member

Communist Party of Austria, AT

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Jean-Pierre Michiels

Member

Communist Party (Wallonia-Brussels), BE

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Boian Kirov

Member

Bulgarian Left, BG

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Irina Aleksova

Member

Bulgarian Left, BG

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Nicole Cahen

Member

Communist Party (Wallonia-Brussels), BE

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Aleksej Eliseev

Member

Belarusian Left Party 'Fair World', BY

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Yanina Huzouskaya

Member

Belarusian Left Party 'Fair World', BY

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Norberto Crivelli

Member

Labour Party of Switzerland, CH

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Sonja Crivelli

Member

Labour Party of Switzerland, CH

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Jiri Hudecek

Member

Party of Democratic Socialism, CZ

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Miroslava Hornychova

Member

Party of Democratic Socialism, CZ

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Claudia Haydt

Member

Die Linke, DE

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Judith Benda

Member

Die Linke, DE

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Vibeke Syppli Enrum

Member

Red Green Alliance, DK

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Mikael Hertoft

Member

Red Green Alliance, DK

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Larissa Istsuk

Member

Estonian Left Party, EE

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Victor Polyakoff

Member

Estonian Left Party, EE

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Alba Blanco

Member

United and Alternative Left (Catalonia), ES

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Ramón Luque

Member

United and Alternative Left (Catalonia), ES

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Henar Moreno

Member

United Left, ES

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Marga Ferré

Member

United Left, ES

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Cristina Simo

Member

Communist Party of Spain, ES

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Maite Mola

Member

Communist Party of Spain, ES

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Juha-Pekka Väisänen

Member

Communist Party of Finland, FI

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Tiina Sandberg

Member

Communist Party of Finland

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Dan Koivulaakso

Member

Left Alliance, FI

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Saila Ruuth

Member

Left Alliance, FI

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Anne Sabourin

Member

French Communist Party, FR

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Vincent Boulet

Member

French Communist Party, FR

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Eleftherios Stoukogeorgos

Member

SYRIZA, GR

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Olga Athaniti

Member

SYRIZA, GR

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Attila Vajnai

Member

Workers' Party of Hungary 2006, HU

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Judit Morva

Member

Workers' Party of Hungary 2006, HU

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Giovanna Capelli

Member

Communist Refoundation Party, IT

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Marco Consolo

Member

Communist Refoundation Party, IT

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Anne Marie Berny

Member

Déi Lénk, LU

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Murray Smith

Member

Déi Lénk, LU

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Denis Iachimovschi

Member

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, MD

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Inna Supac

Member

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, MD

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Luís Fazenda

Member

Left Bloc, PT

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Marisa Matias

Member

Left Bloc, PT

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Dumitru Stanciu

Member

Romanian Socialist Party, RO

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Lucia Stanciu

Member

Romanian Socialist Party, RO

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Tjaša Podpečan

Member

Levica, SI

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Darjan Volk

Member

Levica, SI

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Asli Aydin

Member

Freedom and Solidarity Party, TR

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Haydar İlker

Member

Freedom and Solidarity Party, TR

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Dimitri Zurstrassen

Observer

VEGA, BE

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Vera Polycarpou

Observer

Progressive Party of Working People, CY

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Salih Rustu Sonustun

Observer

United Cyprus Party, CY

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Murat Kanatli

Observer

New Cyprus Party, CY

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Josef Skala

Observer

Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, CZ

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Roberto Musacchio

Observer

The Other Europe with Tsipras, IT

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Len Arthur

Observer

Left Unity, GB

The Political Secretariat carries out the decisions of the EL organs. It consists of the members elected on the basis of proposal by the Council of Chairpersons by the Executive Board.

In particular it is responsible for: supporting the Presidency; executing the decisions and respective orders of the Executive Board; supporting the EL working groups; maintaining the contact of the EL with the Parliamentarian Groups in which there will be deputies of Left parties in the EP and other European /international institutions; securing transparency of all political work.

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Anne Sabourin

Member

French Communist Party, FR

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Attila Vajnai

Member

Workers' Party of Hungary 2006, HU

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Dan Koivulaakso

Member

Left Alliance, FI

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Heinz Bierbaum

Member

Die Linke, DE

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Henar Moreno

Member

United Left, ES

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Inger V. Johansen

Member

Red Green Alliance, DK

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Maite Mola

Member

Communist Party of Spain, ES

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Marisa Matias

Member

Left Bloc, PT

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Natasa Theodorakopoulou

Member

SYRIZA, GR

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Waltraud Fritz-Klackl

Member

Communist Party of Austria, AT