Olive Tree (Greece)

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Olive Tree
Founded8 March 2014 (2014-03-08)
Succeeded byDemocratic Alignment
IdeologySocial democracy
Political positionCentre-left
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
ColoursRed, Green
SloganWith the power of the democratic alignment

The Olive Tree (Greek: Ελιά, Elia), full name Olive Tree – Democratic Alignment (Ελιά – Δημοκρατική Παράταξη) was a centre-left electoral alliance.[1] The alliance included the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and minor allies,[2][3] the Agreement for the New Greece, Dynamic Greece and the New Reformers.[4] The Olive Tree was endorsed by Martin Schulz, the Party of European Socialists' candidate for European Commission presidency.[5]

In the May 2014 European elections, the Olive Tree list came in fourth place nationally, receiving 8.0% of the vote, electing 2 MEPs to the S&D group.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Founding congress of 'Olive Tree' alliance causes rift in PASOK - Kathimerini". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Greece: UE elections; Pasok alarm over slide in opinion poll - Politics - ANSAMed.it". www.ansamed.info. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "PASOK alarm over slide in opinion polls as new party makes strong debut - Kathimerini". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. ^ International, TO BHMA (10 March 2014). ""Olive Tree" holds first conference amidst PASOK crisis". Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Party of European Socialists". PES. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Caucaso, Osservatorio Balcani e. "European elections in Greece: SYRIZA wins, the government resists". Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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