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ROOD

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ROOD, socialistische jongeren (RED, socialist youth; shortened to ROOD) is a Dutch revolutionary socialist youth organisation. It was the youth wing of the Socialist Party until 2021, and was previously known as ROOD, jong in de SP (RED, young in the SP). History In the Socialist Party various groups had been active to attract young people to the party, one of these, known as J-team changed their name in 1999 to ROOD. Only in 2003 however ROOD became an official organisation. From the very beginning ROOD was closely linked to the SP. The first chairperson of ROOD, Driek van Vugt became a member of the Dutch senate at age 18. For the municipal elections in 2006, 10% of the elected candidates were also a member of ROOD, and for the legislative elections in 2006, former chairperson Renske Leijten became a member of parliament for the SP. In November 2020 the SP withdrew its funding from ROOD after multiple alleged instances of entryism. This included accusations of "infiltrate
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