Democratic Alignment (2015)

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Democratic Alignment

Δημοκρατική Συμπαράταξη
LeaderFofi Gennimata
Founded30 August 2015 (2015-08-30)
Merged intoMovement for Change
IdeologyMajority:
Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Factions:
Democratic socialism
Social liberalism
Political positionCentre-left
Parliament
19 / 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.

On 20 January 2019, DIMAR left the Democratic Alignment.[4]

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.[5]

In January 2017 Movement of Democratic Socialists joined Democratic Alignment.[6]

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

On 16–18 March 2018, DISI and other Greek centre-left parties merged into Movement for Change.[7][8]

On 20 January 2019, DIMAR left the Democratic Alignment, after the party was expelled from the alliance due to its support for the Prespa agreement.[9]

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.[10] It was proposed in 2014 by Evangelos Venizelos as a new name for PASOK, but was rejected by former prime minister George Papandreou.[11]

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. ^ "Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών". CNN Greece.
  5. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios (2015-09-21). "Greek Elections: Official Final Results | GreekReporter.com". Greece.greekreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  6. ^ Papapostolou, Anastasios. "Greek Elections: Official Final Results | GreekReporter.com". Ελλάδα.greekreporter.com.
  7. ^ "New center left party wraps up inaugural conference unveils new logo". Ekathimerini.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  8. ^ balkaneu.com
  9. ^ "Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών". CNN Greece.
  10. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A Data Handbook, p. 830 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  11. ^ Philip Chrysopoulos (23 November 2014). "PASOK Rejects Papandreou Proposal on Party Leadership Election". Greek Reporter. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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