National Political Union (1946)

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Not to be confused with the Greek political party, 1984-1996.

National Political Union
Εθνική Πολιτική Ένωσις
Leader Sofoklis Venizelos
Founded 1946
Dissolved 1950
Ideology Liberalism, Venizelism, centrism, republicanism
Political position Centre-left

The National Political Union (Greek: Εθνική Πολιτική Ένωσις ΕΠΈ, Ethniki Politiki Enosis, EPE) was a political alliance in Greece in the 1940s.

History[edit]

The coalition was founded in 1946 as an alliance of the National Unionist Party, the Democratic Socialist Party of Greece and the Liberal Party of Venizelists.[1] In the general elections that year the alliance received 19% of the vote, winning 68 seats.[2]

The alliance did not contest any further elections.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sona Nadenichek Golder (2006) The Logic of Pre-electoral Coalition Formation Ohio State University Press, p156
  2. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p859 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p835