Union of Centrists

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Union of Centrists
'Eνωση Κεντρώων
Enosi Kentroon
Abbreviation ΕΚ
Leader Vassilis Leventis
Founded 1992
Headquarters 28 Karolou St.
122 42 Athens
Newspaper Antidiaploki
(Greek: Αντιδιαπλοκή)
Student wing none
Youth wing none
Ideology Centrism
Venizelism
Political position Centre
International affiliation none
European affiliation none
European Parliament group none
Colours      Orange
Hellenic Parliament
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European Parliament
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Regions
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Website
http://www.antidiaploki.gr
Politics of Greece
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Elections

The Union of Centrists (Greek: Ένωση Κεντρώων, Enosi Kentroon) is a political party in Greece without parliamentary representation. The leader and founder of the party is Vassilis Leventis.

History[edit]

The party was founded by Vassilis Leventis in 1992 under the title "Union of Centrists and Ecologists" (Greek: Ένωση Κεντρώων και Οικολόγων). The name was changed shortly after. The Union of Centrists claims to be the ideological continuation of the old party Center Union. The party strives to become "the political continuance of the centrist expression in Greece". Leventis aimed to become part of the Venizelist legacy of some great politicians of the past, such as Eleftherios Venizelos and George Papandreou (senior). However, the party's total influence has been marginal, with 1.79% of the total vote (in the Greek legislative election, 2015) being its highest achievement ever.

Party's electoral results[edit]

A sample cover of the party's newspaper Antidiaploki. On the first page the reader can see a photo of party founder Vassilis Leventis.
Results since 1993
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
1993 Parliament 15,942 0.23 -
1994 European Parliament 77,951 1.19 -
1996 Parliament 48,677 0.72 -
1999 European Parliament 52,512 0.82 -
2000 Parliament 23,228 0.34 -
2004 Parliament 19,531 0.26 -
2004 European Parliament 34,511 0.56 -
2007 Parliament 20,822 0.29 -
2009 European Parliament 19,660 0.38 -
2009 Parliament 18,278 0.27 -
May 2012 Parliament 38,376 0.61 -
June 2012 Parliament 17,191 0.28 -
2014 European Parliament 36,879 0.65 -
January 2015 Parliament 110,827 1.79 -

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