Sammarinese Communist Refoundation
(, RCS) is a communist
political party in San Marino
, It is a member of the European Left
It emerged in 1992 when the old Sammarinese Communist Party
evolved into the Sammarinese Democratic Progressive Party
and some members, on the example of the Italian Communist Refoundation Party
, decided not to join to the new party.
In the 2001 general election
RCS won 3.4% of the vote, while in 2006
it gained 8.7% and 5 members of the Grand and General Council
as part of the United Left
, including the Left Party
, a splinter-group from the Party of Democrats
. Since then it has been part of the 2006–2008 governing coalition along with the Party of Socialists and Democrats
and Popular Alliance
until tensions between its grouping, United Left
, and the latter caused the coalition to disintegrate.
In the 2008 general election
, United Left
, the Sammarinese Communist Refoundation's political grouping, was part of the Reforms and Freedom
electoral coalition which won 25 seats out of 60 in the Grand and General Council
gaining 45.78% of the national vote but failed to gain a governmental majority and as a result the Sammarinese Communist Refoundation which gained a few seats and a small percentage of the national vote as part of United Left which itself gained 5 seats out of the 25 the coalition gained and 8.57% of the national vote, as part of the coalition, is now part of the official opposition to the new government of the right-wing
coalition of Pact for......