Freethinkers' Party (Greece)

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Freethinker's Party
Historic Leader Ioannis Metaxas
Founded November 1922
Dissolved August 4, 1936
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Ideology Metaxism
Political position Far-Right[1]
International affiliation None
Politics of Greece
Political parties
Elections

The Freethinkers' Party (Greek: Κόμμα των Ελευθεροφρόνων) was a Greek Nationalist and Monarchist party founded led by Ioannis Metaxas who was the Prime Minister and dictator of Greece from 1936 to 1941.[2] It was formally founded in November 1922 after the adoption of the party's manifesto that was unveiled on October 13, 1922.[3] Metaxas had the party and all other parties dissolved following the establishment of the 4th of August Regime, in which he ruled as an official independent.[4]

The first programmatic declaration of the party was published in the daily Nea Imera on 13 October 1922.

Electoral results[edit]

Results 1926–1936
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
1926
General
151,660
15.78
52 / 286
1928
General
53,958
5.3
1 / 250
1929
Senate
22,518
2.73
2 / 92
1932
General
18,591
1.59
3 / 254
1933
General
25,758
2.3
6 / 248
1936
General
50,137
3.9
7 / 300

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clogg, Richard (1992), A Concise History of Greece (Second ed.), Cambridge University Press, p. 115 
  2. ^ Peter Davies, Derek Lynch. The Routledge companion to fascism and the far right. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Routledge, 2002. Pp. 276.
  3. ^ Marina Petrakis. The Metaxas Myth: Dictatorship and Propaganda in Greece. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: I. B. Taurus, 2006. Pp. 18.
  4. ^ Jürgen Fischer. Balkan strongmen: dictators and authoritarian rulers of South Eastern Europe. London, England, UK: Purdue University Press, 2007. Pp. 181.