Olive Tree (Greece)

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Olive Tree
Ελιά
Founded March 8, 2014 (2014-03-08)
Ideology Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
Political position Centre-left
European affiliation Party of European Socialists
European Parliament group Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Colours Red, Green
Slogan With the power of the democratic alignment
European Parliament
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Website
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The Olive Tree (Greek: Ελιά, Elia), full name Olive Tree – Democratic Alignment (Ελιά – Δημοκρατική Παράταξη) was a centre-left political and electoral alliance in Greece. The alliance was founded at a congress in Athens on 7 March 2014 to contest the upcoming European Parliament elections.[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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