National Political Union (Greece)

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Not to be confused with the Greek political alliance, 1946-1940.

National Political Union
Εθνική Πολιτική Ένωσις
Ethniki Politiki Enosis
Founder Georgios Papadopoulos
Founded 1984
Dissolved 1996
Succeeded by Hellenic Front
Ideology Anti-communism
Greek nationalism
Militarism
Ultranationalism
Political position Far-right
European Parliament group European Right (1984–1989)
Politics of Greece
Political parties
Elections

The National Political Union, better known as EPEN (Greek: Εθνική Πολιτική Ένωσις, or Ethniki Politiki Enosis, EΠΕΝ) was a Greek far-right political party. The party was founded on January 30, 1984 by jailed former junta leader Georgios Papadopoulos.[1] It participated (unsuccessfully) in the 1985 general election. In the 1984 elections to the European Parliament, the party polled 2.3% of the vote, giving it one of the 24 seats held by Greece.

Members of EPEN[edit]

Well-known members of EPEN were:

Electoral results[edit]

Results 1996-2000
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
1984
European Parliament
136,642
2.29%
1
1985
Parliament
37,965
0.6%
0
June 1989
Parliament
21,149
0.3%
0
1989
European
75,877
1.16%
0
1993
Parliament
9,469
0.14%
0
1996
Parliament
16,501
0.24%
0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jailed Greek Dictator Sponsors Rightist Party", New York Times, 30 January 1984.