This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (November 2017)
|Founded||8 March 2014|
|Merged into||The Left|
|Political position||Left-wing to far-left|
|National affiliation||United Left|
|European affiliation||Party of the European Left|
Initiative for Democratic Socialism (IDS) was a Slovenian Marxist party, founded in 2014. Its collective leadership structure without an individual leader, inspired by Occupy Wall Street, was conceived by members of The Workers and Punks University in November 2013, and only allows for a coordinator of the IDS council, a position held by Luka Mesec, elected by the IDS council.
Its program, based on The Workers and Punks University economic analysis, includes regulation of neoliberalism in the short run, and in the long run replacement of capitalism with democratic socialism.
The United Left, a project that IDS joined, received 5.47 percent of the vote in the 2014 European Parliament election in Slovenia and 6.0 percent of the vote in the 2014 Slovenian parliamentary election.
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