A Party that Can No Longer Be Ignored Will Germany Go Left of the Left?

At the far-left Left Party headquarters in Berlin there is a conflict of cultures, a war between dreamers and realists, mavericks and demagogues. Yet the party recently celebrated success in state elections. Once considered a motley crew of outsiders, the Left Party is an increasingly influential political force in Germany.
Oskar Lafontaine (left) and Gregor Gysi (right) have established the Left Party as a mainstream German political institution despite its roots in the former Communist Party.

Oskar Lafontaine (left) and Gregor Gysi (right) have established the Left Party as a mainstream German political institution despite its roots in the former Communist Party.

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