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Democrats of the Left, Italy

Partito Democratico della Sinistra, Democratici di Sinistra

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image by M. Schmöger, 29 June 2002



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Overview

The new flag of Democratic Party of the Left (Partito Democratico della Sinistra) is used in all the officials demonstrations and it is the party logo on red.
Mark Fromm, 21 December 2000

The name Partito Democratico della Sinistra was changed into Democratici di Sinistra (or I Democratici di Sinitra), this to be more opened to the other components of the left.
Jérôme Sterkers, 14 November 2001

One can see a photo of the flag at www.roma.democraticidisinistra.it. Party and other logos can be reached through www.roma.democraticidisinistra.it .
Dov Gutterman, 22 January 2002

At the 1st May demonstrations in Munich there are also always political parties and groups from foreign countries including Italy. Flag of DS (Democratici di Sinistra = Democrats of the Left) - The DS is the largest party of the L'Ulivo coalition. The main fraction of the former PCI (Partito Comunista Italiano = Italian Communist Party) adopted a new name in 1991: PDS (Partito Democratico della Sinistra = Democratic Party of the Left). It has renamed itself again in 1998 (absorbing several smaller left parties) into DS. The symbol of the DS shows (on a white circle) a tree on a green base; at the top the black inscription "DEMOCRATICI DI SINISTRA"; at the bottom the symbol of the PSE/PES, the European Socialist Party, a red rose in a circle of 12 black stars (already reported by me 16 May). The flag is red with the symbol in the center.
Sources:
- own observations at the 1st May 2001 and 2002 demos in Munich
- website of DS at www.dsonline.it
M. Schmöger, 29 June 2002

In 1998, the PDS (main fraction of the old Communist Party) again changed its name, this time into DS (Democratici di Sinistra = Democrats of the Left). The logo and flag were also changed, as already described.
M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002


Previous flag

image by M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002

image by M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002

In 1991, the main fraction of the Communist Party (Partito dei Comunisti Italiani) renamed the party into PDS (Partito Democratico della Sinistra = Democratic Party of the Left). The logo and the flag were changed as well. The new logo showed an oak tree with its roots in the old PCI symbol, as well as the name of the party. The flag was red with the logo in the center. Two variants of the logo were also used: either with the additional inscription "SINISTRA DEMOCRATICA" (Democratic Left) or the inscription "SINISTRA EUROPEA" (European Left). However, I have not seen these logo variants used on flags.
M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002


Youth Left

image by M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002

Photo of the flag at www.singio.org.
Dov Gutterman, 13 September 1999

It is "Youth Left" flag
Santiago Dotor, 13 September 1999

The youth organization of the DS (formerly PDS) is the "Sinistra Giovanile" (Youth Left). The flag shows the logo (a yellow outline of a rose with inscriptions "sinistra giovanile" and "sg") as well as the inscription "Sinistra giovanile".
M. Schmöger, 2 August 2002

see also: www.democraticidisinistra.it