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People's Movement (Lebanon)

People’s Movement
حركة الشعب
Leader Najah Wakim
Founder Najah Wakim
Founded 2000
Headquarters Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon
Ideology Leftism
Combination between: Arab Nationalism, and Marxism
Religion Secular
National affiliation March 8 Alliance
Politics of Lebanon
Political parties

The People's Movement (ar:حركة الشعب Harakat-el-shaab) is a Lebanese political party, founded in 2000 by former MP Najah Wakim and a group of intellectuals, journalists, radical leftist and Arab nationalist trade union movements.

The People's Movement is particularly opposed the economic policies of Rafik Hariri and his Future Movement and adopts radical alter-globalists, anti-American and anti-Israeli positions. The Movement is now part of the Lebanese opposition against the March 14 Alliance and is allied to Hezbollah, the Free Patriotic Movement, the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, the Lebanese Communist Party, the Marada Movement and several other smaller parties and secularist groups.

The People's Movement enjoys a considerable popularity among youth, especially at the American University of Beirut. The Movement is not represented in Parliament since 2000, after the failure of Wakim in the 2005 elections and its withdrawal five years earlier. The movement adopts an Arab nationalist, Nasserist and pro-communist ideology.

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