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Left Alliance (Finland)

Vasemmistoliitto/Vänsterförbundet

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

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Overview

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


Pennant

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


Sources

[1] http://www.arjenhistoria.fi/actions/objectinfo.php?id=1006672
[2] http://www.kansanuutiset.fi/images/articleimages/3196232.jpg
[3] http://www.vasemmistoliittoloimaa.fi/SIRA_Files/images/_mg_4015.jpg
http://joensuu.vas.fi/files/2013/05/vappumarssi2013.jpg
[4] http://cstom.hu/vappu2010/DSC_7820.jpg
[5] http://www.keravanvasemmisto.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_2491-0.jpg
[6] http://cstom.hu/vappu2010/DSC_7772.jpg
[7] http://www.12.fi/viikkosanomat/2008/10/28/kuvat/DSCI8309d20081025punalippuosa900shsh.JPG
M. Schmöger, 03 May 2015