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TLDR: I think it may very well have been a bit of specialized, low-usage, union jargon/terminology, before being taken over by the Green party's notoriety (it was founded in 1980). No, "lutte originale" are not necessarily two words you would expect to see naturally clustered together in French. First, Ecolo is a long-standing colloquial term in ...


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It is surprisingly hard to find what they mean. With some searching, I found an interview from 2015 with both co-presidents at that time about the name of the political party. In it is stated that the accronym ECOLO was important and the long name was a quick invention to fit. A so-called backronym. Both co-presidents state the they still consider the long ...


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