The protest becomes a party

Published on 16 December 2013 at 11:55

The protest movement, which took to the Slovenian streets last year, has now galvanised into a new political party. Named Solidarity and launched on December 14, 2013, the group is a combination of three civil society movements, reports Dnevnik.

“Civil society groups are not enough. We have to shape policy. Through politics. Through political action,” said Damjan Mandelc, one of the three people who make up the party’s presidency.

Solidarity aims to rail against contemporary politics and wants to challenge the existing political consensus, which the party claims is ill thought through. It is calling for a return of politcal power back to the people, continues the daily.

Solidarity’s first opportunity to gauge its support among voters will come at the European elections in May 2014. Despite launching a political wing, movement members do not intend to stop their street actions and will continue to take part in protests.

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