Democratic Revival

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Democratic Revival
Δημοκρατική Αναγέννηση
Dimokratiki Anagenissi
Leader Stelios Papathemelis
Founded 2004
Ideology National conservatism,
Greek nationalism
Social conservatism
Christian socialism
Political position Centre
Colours blue, red, green

The Democratic Revival (Greek: Δημοκρατική Αναγέννηση Dimokratiki Anagenissi) is a political party in Greece, initially founded in 2004 by Stelios Papathemelis. It was deactivated after its leader participated in the legislative elections of 2004 with New Democracy and was elected MP.

The party was reactivated in March 2007. In the legislative elections of 2007 the party cooperated with Christian Democracy.


According to party literature, Democratic Revival characterizes itself as "democratic, progressive, patriotic, and social".[1] Party leader Papathemelis has defined the party as belonging "politically to the center. Socially, however, as Christians, we surpass all forms of social leftism and progressivism".[2][3] Papathemelis has stated that Democratic Revival is made up of "groups and cadres which, naturally, come from diverse political positions. With us is Christian Democracy, a movement of the Christian left with history. With us are many cadres from Democratic Social Movement. With us are cadres from PASOK, and cadres from even New Democracy. With us also are cadres from Popular Orthodox Rally who left and recently joined us for reasons they have made public".[3][citation needed]

In regards to the latter, one such individual included Efthimios Droulias, though he later left Democratic Revival as well.

Electoral results[edit]

Results, 2004-2012
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
2004 Parliament participated with ND - 1
2007 Parliament 57,189 0.80 0
2009 Parliament 30,784 0.45 0
May 2012 Parliament 58,459 0.92 0


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