Ecologists Greece

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Ecologist Greece
Οικολόγοι Ελλάδας
Leader Konstantinos Papanikolas
Founded 1988
Headquarters 57 Panepistimiou Street, Athens
Ideology Green politics,
Green conservatism,
Political position Centre-right
International affiliation World Ecological Parties

Ecologist Greece (Greek: Οικολόγοι Ελλάδας) is a Greek political party based in Athens that was founded in 1988. It is led by Konstantinos Papanikolas.

The party publishes the magazine Health and Ecology (Υγεία - Οικολογία) and runs the television station Telelight (Τηλεφώς). It also used to run a radio station in Athens called Health and Ecology Radio (Ράδιο Υγεία - Οικολογία) until 2001, when it was shut down.

In the 1989 European elections, it took 0,42% of the vote. Its share of the vote fell in subsequent elections. In the parliamentary elections of 2000 and 2004, and in the intervening local elections, Ecologists Greece formed an alliance with the Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI), the Agro Party (PAEKE) and others. The alliance won between 1 and 3 percent in these elections.

On 11 September 2009, Georgios Karatzaferis, leader of the far-right nationalist Popular Orthodox Rally (Laos) party announced that Ecologists Greece leader Papanikolas would run on the statewide Laos ticket in the 2009 Greek legislative election.[1]

Electoral results[edit]

Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
1989 European Parliament 0.42 0
November 1989 Parliament 10,223 0.2 0
1990 Parliament 5,787 0.1 0
1993 Parliament 5,561 0.1 0
1996 Parliament 4,113 0.06 0
2000 Parliament participated with DIKKI
2004 Parliament participated with DIKKI
2009 European Parliament 33,236 0.65 0
2009 Parliament participated with LAOS

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  1. ^ ΟΙ ΟΙΚΟΛΟΓΟΙ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΛΑ.Ο.Σ Archived 2009-09-07 at the Wayback Machine., Laos press release, 11 September 2009.