Democratic Alignment (2015)

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Democratic Alignment
Δημοκρατική Συμπαράταξη
Leader Fofi Gennimata
Founded 30 August 2015 (2015-08-30)
Merged into Movement for Change
Ideology Majority:
Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Factions:
Democratic socialism
Social liberalism
Political position Centre-left
Parliament
20 / 300

The Democratic Alignment (Greek: Δημοκρατική Συμπαράταξη (ΔΗΣΥ), translit. Dimokratiki Symparataxi, DISI), also translated as Democratic Coalition, is a political alliance in Greece.

Formation and enlargements[edit]

The alliance was launched on 30 August 2015, prior to the September snap election formed by the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and the Democratic Left (DIMAR).[1][2][3] Citizens' Movements for Social Democracy joined the Democratic Alignment as well.

Member parties[edit]

In the September 2015 legislative election on 20 September 2015, the alliance received 6.3% of the vote, providing the mandate for 17 seats in the Hellenic Parliament.[4]

In January 2017 Movement of Democratic Socialists joined Democratic Alignment.[5]

In 13 January 2017 MPs Leonidas Grigorakos and Ilchan Achmet joined the Democratic Alignment.

Election results[edit]

Hellenic Parliament[edit]

Election Hellenic Parliament Rank Government Leader
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/−
09/2015 341,390 6.4% Increase1.1
17 / 300
Increase4 #4 Opposition Fofi Gennimata

A 09/2015 results compared to the combined totals for PASOK and DIMAR in the January 2015 election.

Name[edit]

The name Democratic Alignment has been previously used by a 1950/51 centre-left coalition.[6] It was proposed in 2014 by Evangelos Venizelos as a new name for PASOK, but was rejected by former prime minister George Papandreou.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Makris (2015-08-30). "PASOK and DIMAR Cooperation in Greek Elections | GreekReporter.com". Greece.greekreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  2. ^ "PASOK seals vote pact with DIMAR | News". ekathimerini.com. 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Επισήμως "Δημοκρατική συμπαράταξη" ΠΑΣΟΚ - ΔΗΜΑΡ | πολιτικη". ethnos.gr. 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  4. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios (2015-09-21). "Greek Elections: Official Final Results | GreekReporter.com". Greece.greekreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  5. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios. "Greek Elections: Official Final Results | GreekReporter.com". Ελλάδα.greekreporter.com. 
  6. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  7. ^ Philip Chrysopoulos (23 November 2014). "PASOK Rejects Papandreou Proposal on Party Leadership Election". Greek Reporter. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 

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