Sunday, January 11, 2015

Major political parties for the Greece parliamentary elections of January 25, 2014

Under the electoral system a party needs to surpass a 3% threshold in the popular vote in order to enter parliament.

1.   New Democracy. (ND), Center-Right, Conservative.
Leader: Antonis Samaras.
Deputies in Parliament: 127 (42.33%)

2.    Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Democratic Socialism.
Leader: Alexis Tsipras.
Deputies in Parliament: 72 (24%)

3.    Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), Social Democracy.
Leader: Evangelos Vanizelos.
Deputies in Parliament: 27 (9%)

4.    Independent Greeks (ANEL), Greek Nationalism
Leader: Panos Kammenos.
Deputies in Parliament: 18 (6%)

5.    Golden Dawn (XA), Neo-Nazism.
Leader: Nikolaos Michaloliakos.
Deputies in Parliament: 16 (5.33%)

6.    Democratic Left (DIMAR), Democratic Socialism.
Leader: Fotis Kouvelis.
Deputies in Parliament: 14 (4.67%)

7.    Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Communism
Leader: Dimitris Koutsoumpas.
Deputies in Parliament: 12 (4%)

Source: Wikipedia

JG: If I was living in Greece, I would cast my vote for Syriza. All power to them! End the exploitation of Greece by Angela Merkel and her European imperialists.

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