The Standard reports;
Jacinda Ardern, former Young Labour president and political advisor, has just been elected president of the International Union of Socialist Youth – a group encompassing socialist, social democratic and Labour Party youth organisations from more than 100 countries.
IUSY is a massive organisiation and holds consultative status with the United Nations. This is a huge achievement.
Aged 27, and hailing from Morrinsville, Ms Ardern is just the second female IUSY president in 101 years. She was elected uncontested at IUSY’s world congress held in the Dominican Republic yesterday.
IUSY is the youth wing of the Socialist International.
Once the SI barred communist parties from joining or participating in SI activities, but that has changed in the past fifteen years.
Now the SI has been so penetrated by “former“, current and semi-communist parties that the distinction has been lost.
In 2007 June Jacinda Adern represented IUSY at a meeting of the in Geneva.
Member parties in attendance included;
Socialist Party of Albania-reincarnation of the hardline communist Albanian Party of Labour
MPLA(Angola) ruling ex??? commununists
Bulgarian Social Democrats-offshoot of Communist Party
Bulgarian Socialist Party-reincarnation of Communist Party
New Democratic Party (Canada)-strong crypto communist element
Dominican Revolutionary Party
Hungarian Socialist Party-reincarnation of Communist Party
Democrats of the Left (Italy)-ruling reincarnation of Communist Party
Latvian Social Democratic Workers’ Party-absorbed Latvian Communist Party
Lithuanian Social Democratic Party-formed from merger with Communist Party
Party of Democratic Revolution (Mexico) absorbed several communist factions
Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party-ruling reincarnation of Communist Party
Sandinista National Liberation Front (Nicaragua)-ruling former??? Marxist-Leninists,
Pakistan People’s Party-communist origins, communist infiltrated
Democratic Left Alliance (Poland)-reincarnation of Communist Party
Social Democratic Party (Romania)-offshoot of Communist Party
African National Congress (South Africa)-ruling party, infiltrated and dominated by South African Communist Party
Guest parties included;
Workers’ Party (Brazil)-ruling crypto communist party
Cambodian People’s Party-ruling communist party
FMLN (El Salvador)-communist dominated
Iraqi Communist Party
Polisario Front (Morocco)-pro communist
Consultative individuals or parties included;
H.E. Mahmood Abbas-Hamas President of the Palestinian National Authority
Former Helen Clark staffer, Jacinda Adern is going places.
Not sure I want the rest of the country to follow.