Leftist Parties of the World

Lebanon

Last update: October 22, 2005

PARTY PERIODICALS CONTACT IDEOL. INTERNAT. ELECTION
Parl. '05
OTHER
Arab Socialist Action Party - Lebanon Hizb al-'Amal al-Ishtiraki al-'Arabi - Lubnan / Parti de l'Action Socialiste Arabe - Liban   Tariq al-Thawrah   pan-arab rad. left. ex-USSR   f. 1969 by minority of Arab Nationalist Movement, led by Hussein Hamdane
Arab Socialist Union Ittihad al-Ishtiraki al-'Arabi / Union Socialiste Arabe       nasserite   part. f. 1975, led by Abd al-Rahim Mrad
Democratic Labor Party Parti Travailliste Démocratique           part. led by Elias Abu Rizk
Democratic Left Movement Harakat al-Yasar al-Dimuqrati / Mouvement de la Gauche Démocratique HYD     left. soc.   1 of 128 seats f. 2004 mainly by splits from PCL, led by Nadim Abdel Samad
Democratic Nasserites' Movement Harakat al-Nasiriyin al-Dimuqratiyin       nasserite      
Gathering of Popular Committees and Leagues Tajammu' al-Lijan wa-al-Rawabit al-Sha'biyah / Rassemblement des Comités et Ligues Populaires       baathist     f. 1967 as split from Ba'th Party, led by Maan Bashour
Kurdish Democratic Party - Lebanon Parti a Demoqrat a Kurdi e Lubnan / Hizb al-Dimuqrati al-Kurdi fi Lubnan Al-Parti   e-mail kurdish nat.     f. 1960
Lebanese Communist Party Hizb al-Shuyu'i al-Lubnani / Parti Communiste Libanais PCL Al-Nida', al-Tariq e-mail com. ex-CI, ex-WMR part. f. 1924
Salvation Inkazth             f. 2005
Lebanese Labor Party Hizb al-Amal al-Lubnani     e-mail soc. dem.     led by Maroun Khawl
Lebanese People's Congress Mu'tamar al-Sha'bi al-Lubnani       nasserite     f. 1969 as Union of the Toiling People's Forces (The Nasserite Organization), led by Kamal Shatila
Libertarian Communist Alternative Badil al-Shuyu'i al-Taharruri       anar. com. ILS   formerly the Libertarian Alternative
Movement for Democratic Renewal Harakat al-Tajdid al-Dimuqrati / Mouvement du Renouveau Démocratique       soc. dem.   1 of 128 seats f. 2001; led by Nassib Lahoud
Movement of Independent Nasserites - The Sentinels Harakat al-Nasiriyin al-Mustaqillin - "Al-Murabitun" Al-Murabitun     nasserite     f. 1958
Movement of Unionist Nasserites Harakat al-Wihdawiyin al-Nasiriyin       nasserite     f. 1982 as split from Murabitun, led by Samir Sabbagh
Nasserite Nationalist Organization Organisation Nationaliste Nassérienne       nasserite     led by Samir Charkass
Nasserite Popular Organization Tanzim al-Sha'bi al-Nasiri / Organisation Populaire Nassérienne OPN     nasserite   1 of 128 seats led by Osama Saad
Organization of Communist Action in Lebanon Munazzamat al-'Amal al-Shuyu'i fi Lubnan / Organisation de l'Action Communiste du Liban OCAL Al-Hurriyah   rad. left. close to Palestinian DFLP   f. 1971
People's Movement Mouvement du Peuple       arab. nat.   part. led by Najah Wakim
Popular Democratic Party Hizb al-Dimuqrati al-Sha'bi / Parti Démocratique Populaire       rad. left. ex-USSR   f. 1972 as split from Arab Socialist Action Party
Progressive Socialist Party Hizb al-Taqaddumi al-Ishtiraki / Parti Socialiste Progressiste PSP Al-Anba'a e-mail left. soc. SI 8 of 128 seats f. 1949, led by Walid Joumblatt
Revolutionary Communist Group Tajammu' al-Shuyu'i al-Thawri / Groupe Communiste Révolutionnaire       tro. USFI   refounded in 2002
Social Democrat Hunchakian Party Sotsial Demokratakan Hnchakian Kusaktsutyun SDHK Ararad e-mail soc. dem.   1 of 128 seats f. 1887, Armenian Party
Socialist Arab Resurrection Party [Iraq] Hizb al-Ba'th al-'Arabi al-Ishtriraki       arab nat. Ba'th Iraq   f. 1956
Socialist Arab Resurrection Party [Syria] Hizb al-Ba'th al-'Arabi al-Ishtriraki       arab nat. Ba'th Syria 1 of 128 seats split in 1964 from other Ba'th Party, led by Assem Kanso
Socialist Union Party - Nasserite Organization Hizb al-Ishtiraki al-'Arabi (Al-Tanzim al-Nasiri) / Parti de l'Union Socialiste - Organisation Nassérienne       nasserite     split from Arab Socialist Union; led by Munir al-Sayyad
Syrian Social Nationalist Party Hizb al-Suri al-Qawmi al-Ijtima'i SSNP al-Shaam e-mail left. nat.   1 of 128 seats f. 1932, led by Jubran Jurayj
Toilers' League Rabitat al-Shaghghila / Ligue des Travailleurs             f. 1974 as split from PSP, led by Zahir al-Khatib
Union of Communists Marxists-Leninists Ittihad al-Shuyu'iyin al-Marxiyin al-Lininiyin / Union des Communistes Marxistes-Leninistes       stal.     f. late 1990s
Union Party Hizb al-Ittihad / Parti de l'Union       nasserite   part. split from Arab Socialist Union
Parties probably disbanded
Nasserite Correctionist Movement, Nasserite Revolutionary Organization (Al-Tanzim al-Thawri al-Nasiri)

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