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Gregor Gysi

Leader of the former German communist party, Gregor Gysi was born in Berlin in 1948. During the fall of the Wall (1989) he participated in the transformation of Communist Party SED (in power in the RDA) and PDS, the party he’d preside and would elect him for the Bundestag. Along with Oskar Lafontaine, he formed the “new Left party” which gathered the neocommunists of the East and the disappointed of the SPD in the West.

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