Party of Democratic Socialism (Greece)
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|Split from||Union of the Democratic Centre|
Social democracy |
Party of Democratic Socialism (Greek: Κόμμα Δημοκρατικού Σοσιαλισμού (ΚΟΔΗΣΟ), Komma Dimokratikou Sosialismou) is a former Greek centre-left political party founded in 1979 by former members of EDIK. Its first president was Yagos Pesmazoglou.
It participated in the National Elections of 1981 in a coalition with Peasants and Workers Party gained 0.7%, whereas in the elections for the European Parliament in 1981 earning a seat in the European Parliament for its president Yagos Pesmazoglou.
In the elections for the European Parliament in 1984 the party gained 0.8% and Yagos Pesmazoglou resigned. He was succeeded by Babis Protopapas.
In 1986, the party led to a more left direction resulting in KODISO be one of the parties which created in 1989 the Coalition of the Left and Progress.