United Left (ZL). United Left is an alliance of three minor left-wing parties opposed to austerity which has recently formed.
The party is democratic socialist in orientation and was partially formed to back Greek Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras’ bid to become President of the European Commission. The party closely identifies itself with the anti-austerity protesters.
It also closely identifies itself with the European United Left grouping in the EP.
Polls do not currently indicate that it is likely to win a MEP and the party suffers from competition from the similar List Verjamem.