United Left (France)
|Founded||14 March 2009|
|National affiliation||Left Front (2009-2014)|
|European affiliation||Party of the European Left|
|Seats in the National Assembly||
0 / 577
|Seats in the Senate||
0 / 343
|Seats in the European Parliament||
0 / 72
|Seats in Regional Councils||
7 / 1,880
United Left (Gauche unitaire, GU) was a political party in France which used to be one part of a faction (under the name Unir or Unite) within the Revolutionary Communist League. The party is led by Christian Picquet, a former member of the Revolutionary Communist League.
The creation of the party was announced on 8 March 2009 at the founding congress of the Left Front electoral coalition ahead of the 2009 European elections. Picquet, whose opposition faction represented 3.7% at the founding congress of the New Anticapitalist Party, disagreed with the majority's refusal to ally with the Communist-led Left Front for the European elections.
As a result, Picquet's small movement integrated the Left Front and Picquet was the third candidate on the coalition's list in the Île-de-France constituency.
The GU was part of the Left Front until 2014.
On the 8th of September 2015, the GU decided to merge into the French Communist Party. This decision was taken to limit the division of the left.