Solidarity Movement (Cyprus)

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Solidarity Movement

Κίνημα Αλληλεγγύη
LeaderEleni Theocharous
FounderEleni Theocharous
FoundedJanuary 15, 2016
Merger ofEuropean Party
Split fromDemocratic Rally
HeadquartersNicosia, Cyprus
IdeologyNational conservatism[1]
Soft Euroscepticism
Political positionCentre-right
European affiliationAlliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe
European Parliament groupEuropean Conservatives and Reformists
Colours         Blue, Red
House of Representatives
3 / 56
European Parliament
1 / 6
Municipal Councils
12 / 470

The Solidarity Movement (Greek: Κίνημα Αλληλεγγύη, Kinima Allilengyi) is a Greek Cypriot nationalist party in Cyprus. It was founded in 2016 by Eleni Theocharous.

Theocharous departed the conservative Democratic Rally in November 2015, in protest to their support of a bizonal, bifederal settlement to the Cyprus problem. She established the Solidarity Movement in January 2016 and right-wing Evroko merged with the party in March of the same year.[2] The Solidarity Movement is contesting 56 seats in the 2016 Cypriot legislative election.[3][4]

On 9 March 2016, Eleni Theocharous joined the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, after she retired from the Democratic Rally and the European People's Party.[5]


  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Cyprus". Parties and Elections in Europe.
  2. ^ Andria Kades. "EVROKO to merge with Theocharous' Solidarity movement (Update)". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ Psyllides, George (15 January 2016). "Theocharous unveils Solidarity platform to 'save Republic'". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  4. ^ Angelos Anastasiou. "Theocharous leaves DISY, announces new movement (Updated)". Cyprus Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  5. ^ "ECR group welcomes Eleni Theocharous". Retrieved 17 May 2016.

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