The current headed by Moreno (Bolshevik Faction) withdrew from the United Secretariat after the majority led by Ernest Mandel supported the repression to and expulsion of the Simon Bolivar Brigade by the Sandinista government in Nicaragua in August 1979. The OCRFI, Lambert’s current, repudiated the repression and was in solidarity with the Simon Bolivar Brigade. (You can see on this page a book on the SBB). Throughout 1980 a debate was developed on programmatic texts (“The Transitional Program Today”, by Nahuel Moreno, also on this page), and in December 1981 the FI-IC was founded. From the moment the Social Democrat François Mitterrand become president of France in May 1981 increasing differences began to emerge, and the unification was quickly thwarted.

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