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Left Alliance (Finland)


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[Swedish People's Party of Finland] image by M. Schmöger, 03 May 2015

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The VAS was founded in 1990 as (more or less) a successor to the SKDL, a left alliance dominated by the Finnish communists, the SKP. Originally, it could reach about 20 seats in the 200-seat parliament, but dropped to 12 seats in the 2015 elections.
M. Schmöger, 03 May 2015

The Flag

The former symbol, used until about 2010, showed a bird flying to the left, its wings forming a distinct "V" hinting to the V in the party name in both languages. This symbol is also used on the flags.
The main flag is divided diagonally wavy of red over green and shows the "V"-shaped symbol in white in the center [1,2,3,4,5,6]. The red-green diagonal pattern is a reference to the flags of the SKDL, that will be discussed in separate mails. Some of the flags show additional red streamers with white inscription, presumably distinguishing different party branches [4,6].
Another version is a triangular-shaped banner, red with the "V"-shaped symbol in white [7].
M. Schmöger, 03 May 2015


[Swedish People's Party of Finland] image by M. Schmöger, 03 May 2015


M. Schmöger, 03 May 2015