Christian Democracy (Greece)

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Christian Democracy
Χριστιανική Δημοκρατία
Founder Nikos Psaroudakis
Founded 1953
Ideology Christian socialism
Democratic socialism
Political position Left-wing
Politics of Greece
Political parties
Elections

Christian Democracy (Greek: Χριστιανική Δημοκρατία, Christianiki Dimokratia) is a Greek political party founded on May 12, 1953.

In the National Elections of 1956 the party gained only 0.01%. Its youth organization, Greek Christian Democratic Youth Organisation (Ελληνική Χριστιανοδημοκρατική Οργάνωση Νέων (Ε.Χ.Ο.Ν.)), was established in 1961. In the National Elections of 1963 the party gained 0.03%.

During the Greek military junta of 1967–1974 its leader Nikos Psaroudakis was exiled by the regime in Gyaros (Greek: Γυάρος).

After the restoration of democracy, the party participated with Centre Union – New Forces in the National Elections of 1974. In the National Elections of 1977 it participated in Progress and Left Forces Alliance, a coalition of small left-wing parties. In the elections for the European Parliament in 1981 the party gained 1.15% and in the National Elections of 1981 gained 0.15%. It also participated in the elections for the European Parliament in 1984 and gained 0.45% and in the National Elections of June 1989 gained 0.2%. It supported PASOK in the National Elections of 1985 and Democratic Revival in the National Elections of 2007.