Democratic Alignment (2015)

Summary

The Democratic Alignment (Greek: Δημοκρατική Συμπαράταξη (ΔΗΣΥ), romanizedDimokratiki Symparataxi, DISI), also translated as Democratic Coalition,[1] was a political alliance in Greece.

Democratic Alignment
Δημοκρατική Συμπαράταξη
LeaderFofi Gennimata
Founded30 August 2015 (2015-08-30)
Dissolved16 March 2018 (2018-03-16)
Preceded byOlive Tree – Democratic Alignment
Merged intoMovement for Change
IdeologyMajority:
Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Factions:
Democratic socialism
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre-left

HistoryEdit

The alliance was launched on 30 August 2015 by the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and the Democratic Left (DIMAR).[2][3][4]

In the September 2015 legislative election, the alliance received 6.3% of the vote, providing the mandate for 17 seats in the Hellenic Parliament.[5]

In January 2017, the Movement of Democratic Socialists joined Democratic Alignment.[6]

Οn 13 January 2017, MPs Leonidas Grigorakos and Ilchan Achmet joined the Democratic Alignment.

On 16–18 March 2018, DISI and other Greek centre-left parties merged into Movement for Change.[7][8]

Election resultsEdit

Hellenic ParliamentEdit

Election Hellenic Parliament Rank Government Leader
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/−
September 2015 341,390 6.4% +1.1
17 / 300
 4 #4 Opposition Fofi Gennimata

A 09/2015 results compared to the combined totals for PASOK and DIMAR in the January 2015 election.

NameEdit

The name Democratic Alignment has been previously used by a 1950/51 centre-left coalition.[9] It had previously been proposed in 2014 by Evangelos Venizelos as a new name for PASOK, but was rejected by former prime minister George Papandreou.[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election Results". www.hellenicparliament.gr. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
  2. ^ A. Makris (2015-08-30). "PASOK and DIMAR Cooperation in Greek Elections | GreekReporter.com". Greece.greekreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  3. ^ "PASOK seals vote pact with DIMAR | News". ekathimerini.com. 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  4. ^ "Επισήμως "Δημοκρατική συμπαράταξη" ΠΑΣΟΚ - ΔΗΜΑΡ | πολιτικη". ethnos.gr. 2015-08-30. Archived from the original on 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  5. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios (2015-09-21). "Greek Elections: Official Final Results | GreekReporter.com". Greece.greekreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  6. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios. "Greek Elections: Official Final Results | GreekReporter.com". Ελλάδα.greekreporter.com.
  7. ^ "New center left party wraps up inaugural conference unveils new logo". Ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  8. ^ balkaneu.com
  9. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A Data Handbook, p. 830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  10. ^ Philip Chrysopoulos (23 November 2014). "PASOK Rejects Papandreou Proposal on Party Leadership Election". Greek Reporter. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

External linksEdit

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