|Preceded by||Democratic National Party|
|International affiliation||Centrist Democrat International,
International Democrat Union
|European affiliation||European People's Party|
|European Parliament group||European People's Party|
|House of Representatives|
The Democratic Rally (Greek: Δημοκρατικός Συναγερμός, Dimokratikós Sinayermós, DISY), is a conservative and Christian-democratic political party in Cyprus, led by Nicos Anastasiades, the president of the Republic of Cyprus. The party was founded on 4 July 1976 by veteran politician Glafkos Klerides. Kerides served as Cyprus president from 1993 until 2003.
DISY is a member of the European People's Party (EPP). In the 2004 European Parliamentary Election it gained the 28.2% of the vote, and elected 2 MEPs, Ioannis Casoulides and Panayiotis Demetriou, who joined the EPP-ED Group along with former DISY president Yannakis Matsis.
The leaders of Democratic Rally supported the Annan Plan for the re-unification of Cyprus. Following the rejection by the Greek Cypriot Community, four MPs (Sillouris, Prodromou, Erotokritou, Taramoundas) who had opposed the party line were expelled and a number of members willingly resigned. The expelled MPs formed a party called European Democracy. In 2005 European Democracy merged with New Horizons and created European Party. Former party president Yiannakis Matsis headed a splinter coalition For Europe in the European Parliamentary Election. Matsis gained a seat in the European parliament, also joining the EPP group (he is still a member of DISY).
In the elections of 21 May 2006, the party won 30.52% and 18 out of 56 seats, and in the elections of 22 May 2011, the party won 34.27% and 20 out of 56 seats. The parties candidate, Nicos Anastasiades, won the Cypriot presidential election, 2013.
See also 
- Hans Slomp (30 September 2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. pp. 690–. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8. Retrieved 22 August 2012.