left wing | engleski leksikon

1. left wing


In politics, the socialist parties. The term originated in the French national assembly of 1789, where the nobles sat in the place of honor to the right of the president, and the commons sat to the left. This arrangement has become customary in European parliaments, where the progressives sit on the left and the conservatives on the right. It is also usual to speak of the right, left, and center, when referring to the different elements composing a single party.

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