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Espacio Alternativo becomes Izquierda Anticapitalista and decides to stand in European elections

Monday 24 November 2008, by Izquierda Anticapitalista

The section of the Fourth International in the Spanish state has transformed itself into a new political force called "Anticapitalist Left" (IA). It will stand in the June 2009 European elections as part of a European left bloc alongside the New Anticapitalist Party in France whose main spokesperson is Olivier Besancenot.

The new organisation’s logo

Espacio Alternativo (Alternative space) took this decision at a special Conference in Madrid on November 22. The decision to stand in the elections was taken with 70% voting in favour, 22% against and 8% abstaining. The new name of the party was also adopted by 70%.

After this Conference, Anticapitalist Left will start a campaign to collect the 15,000 voters’ signatures necessary to be able to stand candidates. This campaign is an initiative that’s open to all left-wing social, union and intellectual activists.

This editorial appeared at Espacio Alternativo.