>>8719933>Ah, so it's just a case of America being weird again. What are your left-leaning parties generally described as being?
In Europe, depending on the country: progressive, socialist, or social-democrat, this all basically means the same (and socialist does not mean communist).
And yes liberal without more context usually means economically liberal in Europe (and therefore right-leaning) rather than socially liberal like in the US (and therefore left-leaning).
There are also centrist parties which are both economically and socially liberal, we call then social-liberal or liberal-democrats (not to be confused with the more socialist soclal-democrats). The French president's party is a good example, so are the LibDems in the UK I think.