The centre-left is a political position that is closer to the left wing than the right wing and shares some politically left views and positions, but is still generally in the centre of the political spectrum.
The term 'centre-left' is most used in continental Europe. In the UK the corresponding term might be social democrat or liberal left. The Blair government would be an example. In the USA the ideology is shared by the Democratic Party.
- John W. Cioffi and Martin Höpner (21 April 2006). "Interests, Preferences, and Center-Left Party Politics in Corporate Governance Reform" (PDF). Council for European Studies at Columbia University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
- Manfred Ertel, Hans-Jürgen Schlamp and Stefan Simons (24 September 2009). "The Credibility Trap – Europe's Center-Left Parties Stuck in a Dead End". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 14 November 2009.