The political colors are colors used to represent an ideology or political parties. These colors are used by the media to give the results of the elections.
In Europe, generally, the red is for the socialist parties, the Communist parties or the left, and blue is for the conservative parties or the line. The orange is associated to the democrats, as for the European Democratic party. The green is always used for the parties ecologists, as for the Parti Green European. It is not always the case in other countries, even those where there exists a strong bond with the European culture. Thus, in the United States, the Republican party (preserving) is represented in red and the Democratic party (center left) in blue.
In much of country, such Germany, the Jaune is the color of the liberal parties, although with the Canada the color of the liberals is the red because of the red Parti 19th century.
Traditionally, the black is the color of the Anarchisme, to point out the revolt of the silk workers (see anarchistic Symbolisme).
Later, confusedly, the black and the chestnut will be used by various the fasci Italian at the time of the Fascisme in Italy (black color behavior by the workmen of Romagna, fasci coming mainly from Romagna).
The black can also indicate the clerical parties or more generally preserving, as in Germany CDU, moderate conservative party or with Were worth (Swiss) where the languages radical and anticlerical, said somebody which it “Had been born kom' one korbi” (black like a corbel) to mean atavistic membership of the majority party conservatives Christian-Democrats (catholic, black for the color of the cassocks). One can also make the distinction between a “dull black” dyeing of Fascism, and a “black varnished” for that of anarchy, Latin “áter” and “negro” respectively.
The white is used for the pacifist movements , as in the white Drapeau, the Drapeaux of peace ( flag off truce ), but that was also the symbol of the Monarchie, as in Russia with the white Armée. The crimson also represented monarchy or the Aristocratie, being regarded as the “royal color. ”
With Taiwan, the two greater political coalitions are called according to the colors of their principal parties:
- the Side-Blue coalition according to the color of the Kuomintang,
- and the Side-Green coalition according to the color of the Democratic party progressist.
The parties social democrats use sometimes it pink like color, to be distinguished from the parties (red) on the left, the democratic parties Christian frequently using orange, for the same reasons.
- Union Christian Democrat of Germany (CDU), black
- Left social democrat Germany (SPD), red
- Christian woman-social Union in Bavaria (CSU), blue
- Left liberal-democrat (FDP), yellow
- Alliance 90/the Greens, green
- Left party, purple, red
- Left national-democrat of Germany (NDP), maroon
The names of different the systems from coalition generally refer to these colors.
- Liberal party of Canada, red
- Conservative party of Canada, dark blue
- New Democratic party, orange alone or with green or black
- Québécois Block, pale blue
- Conservative party, blue
- Workers party, red
- Democratic liberals, yellow
democratic Union of the center (preserving/liberal/souverainist), green
- Socialist party (social democrat), red, black, pink
- Left radical-democratic (liberal), blue
- the Greens (ecologist), green
- Left Christian-Democrat (center), orange
Other parties and colors on the level of the cantons
- Liberal party, black (Canton of Vaud)
- Left Christian-Democrat, black (in Were worth)
- Christian-social Parti, yellow (in Valais)
- working and popular Parti, red
(see Article detailed in the Historical Dictionary of Switzerland)
- French, red
- the Greens, green
- Socialist party, pink or red Communist party
- Union for the French democracy then Movement democratic, orange
- Union for a popular movement, blue
- European, red Socialist party
- Left the European, red left
- European, orange and blue Democratic party
- European, blue and yellow Popular party
- Left Green European, green and yellow
TunisiaBy convention, each party is seen allotting a color which represents it on ballot papers with the legislative elections:
- Constitutional Democratic Assembly (socialist destourien), red
- Movement of the socialist democrats (social democrat), green
- Left the popular unit (socialist and nationalist Arabic), gilded
- unionistic democratic Union (nationalist Arabic), maroon
- Movement Ettajdid (post- communist), blue
- Left social-liberal (liberal), orange
The United States of AmericaBy convention, each major American party (having gained at least a State at the time of the présidentelles elections) is seen allotting a color.
There is not a traditional consensus, but the colors since 2000 are:
- Democratic party, blue
- Republican party, red
- Populist party, green
- Left progressist Vermont, purple
- Left libertarien, yellow
By convention, the color chestnut is allotted to the States with the still dubious results.
Because of the electoral system in the United States, the States which are gained by the democrats are sometimes called them Blue states ( blue states ), while those where the republicans carry it, are called them Red states ( red states ).
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