The Red-Green Alliance

The Red-Green Alliance is a democratic socialist party with the aim of combining politics for social change with politics for solving the great environmental problems both on national and international level.

The Red-Green Alliance currently has 12 seats in the Danish Parliament (Folketinget).

The last municipial and regional election was a great victory for the Red-Green Alliance. The party is now represented in 79 out of 98 municipalities and all five regions.

The Red-Green Alliance opposes corporate driven globalization, neoliberal politics and privatization and fight for a public sector in which people not profit are at centre. That is why we for years have had a slogan saying »People not profit«. As a democratic party, we stand for the extension of human and democratic rights. We therefore oppose the US-led so-called »war on terror« which confines the above mentioned rights.

Believing in building socialism from below the Red-Green Alliance put priority in social movements outside parliament - not least the trade unions and student movements. But the Red-Green Alliance also stands in national and local parliamentary elections.

The Red-Green Alliance is opposed to the construction of the European Union, which we see as a vehicle of European capitalism, and especially to the building of a European state and the establishment of a European army.

The Red-Green Alliance was formed in 1989 by three left-wing parties: the Left Socialist Party, the Communist Party of Denmark and the Socialist Workers Party, and by independent socialists.

Today the Red-Green Alliance has more than 9200 members, and work closely together with the 1500 members of the Socialist Youth Front (Socialistisk Ungdomsfront) - of which many are also members of the Red-Green Alliance. The Red-Green Alliance has collective leadership, and Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen is currently the political spokesperson.

National and Local Elections
In the September 2011 parliamentary election The Red-Green Alliance gained 6,7 % of the votes and went from 4 to 12 seats in the Parliament.

In the municipal and regional elections, 2009, The Red-Green Alliance was elected to municipal councils in 9 cities, including 6 seats and 10,9 % of the votes in the party stronghold of Copenhagen. Here we have one of the seven city mayors (responsible for social affairs). We also have one member in 1 of the 5 regional councils.

More about the Red-Green Alliance's international work, solidarity campaigns and party-to-party cooperation.

For more information contact: landskontoret[at]enhedslisten.dk, +45 33 93 33 24 or International Secretary Flavia Oregon, flavia[at]enhedslisten.dk, +45 24 52 41 43

 National elections

Election year

Number of votes

Seats in Parliament

1990

54,038 (1.7 %)

0 / 175

1994

104,701 (3.1 %)

6 / 175

1998

91,933 (2.7 %)

5 / 175

2001

82,685 (2.4 %)

4 / 175

2005

114,123 (3.4 %)

6 / 175

2007

74,982 (2.2 %)

4 / 175

2011

236,860 (6,7 %)

12 / 175

 Members

1992

1.082

1993

999

1994

1.093

1995

1.189

1996

1.282

1997

1.479

1998

2.023

1999

1.968

2000

1.945

2001

1.992

2002

2.366

2003

2.321

2004

2.524

2005

3.739

2006

4.127

2007

4.099

2008

4.336

2009

4.373

2010

5.111

2011

7.714

2012

2013

9.385

9.483