Democratic Left (Δημοκρατική Αριστερά (ΔΗΜ.ΑΡ.), Dimokratiki Aristera, DIMAR) is a social-democratic political party in Greece, born out of a split from Synaspismós.

- Democratic Left (Greece)

In the 2012 elections, seven parties entered the parliament: ND, SYRIZA, PASOK, Independent Greeks (ANEL),KKE, and Democratic Left (DIMAR).

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Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece in the Socialist International conference
Costas Simitis with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Romano Prodi.
PASOK electoral campaign kiosk in Athens in 2007
Legislative election 2009 results map. Green denotes those won by PASOK.
A political rally organized by the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Thessaloniki
PASOK loss of support ahead of the 2012 election.
PASOK members of the Greek parliament during the discussion of the 2009 budget

The Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Πανελλήνιο Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα, ), known mostly by its acronym PASOK, (ΠΑΣΟΚ, ) is a social-democratic political party in Greece.

To halt the party's decline, Fofi Gennimata was elected as the new president of the party and PASOK formed a political alliance with the Democratic Left known as the Democratic Alignment.


Former leader of Syriza, Alekos Alavanos, speaking in Athens
Manolis Glezos during the 2007 elections
Party's youth in 2007
Six party leaders' televised debate ahead of the 2009 legislative elections. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Syriza, is in the centre.
Syriza party chairman and former Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Syriza rally in Athens, May 2019
Coalition supporters in a 2007 rally in which flags of Synaspismos, AKOA, DIKKI, and Kokkino can be seen as well as those of the coalition itself
Party logo, 2004–2012
Party logo, 2012–2014
Party logo, 2014–2020

The Coalition of the Radical Left – Progressive Alliance (Συνασπισμός Ριζοσπαστικής Αριστεράς – Προοδευτική Συμμαχία), best known by the syllabic abbreviation SYRIZA (, ΣΥΡΙΖΑ ; a pun on the Greek adverb σύρριζα, meaning "from the roots" or "radically"), is a centre-left to left-wing political party in Greece.

This reduced Syriza's parliamentary group to nine MPs. The four MPs who left formed a new party, the Democratic Left (DIMAR).


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The entrance of the Treasury of Atreus (13th BC) in Mycenae
Herodotus (c. 484 BC—c. 425 BC), often considered the "father of history"
Fresco displaying the Minoan ritual of "bull leaping", found in Knossos
Greek territories and colonies during the Archaic period (750–550 BC)
The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens, icon of classical Greece.
Alexander the Great, whose conquests led to the Hellenistic Age.
Map of Alexander's short-lived empire (334–323 BC). After his death the lands were divided between the Diadochi
The Antikythera mechanism (c. 100 BC) is considered to be the first known mechanical analog computer (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).
A view from the ancient royal Macedonian tombs in Vergina
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, built in 161 AD
Dome of Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki (8th century), one of the 15 UNESCO's Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of the city
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, originally built in the late 7th century as a Byzantine citadel and beginning from 1309 used by the Knights Hospitaller as an administrative centre
The Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire after the death of Basil II in 1025
The Byzantine castle of Angelokastro successfully repulsed the Ottomans during the First Great Siege of Corfu in 1537, the siege of 1571, and the Second Great Siege of Corfu in 1716, causing them to abandon their plans to conquer Corfu.
The White Tower of Thessaloniki, one of the best-known Ottoman structures remaining in Greece.
The sortie (exodus) of Messolonghi, depicting the Third Siege of Missolonghi, painted by Theodoros Vryzakis.
The Battle of Navarino in 1827 secured Greek independence.
The Entry of King Otto in Athens, painted by Peter von Hess in 1839.
The territorial evolution of the Kingdom of Greece from 1832 to 1947.
Hellenic Army formation in the World War I Victory Parade in Arc de Triomphe, Paris, July 1919.
Map of Greater Greece after the Treaty of Sèvres, when the Megali Idea seemed close to fulfillment, featuring Eleftherios Venizelos as its supervising genius.
The Axis occupation of Greece.
People in Athens celebrate the liberation from the Axis powers, October 1944. Postwar Greece would soon experience a civil war and political polarization.
Signing at Zappeion by Constantine Karamanlis of the documents for the accession of Greece to the European Communities in 1979.
Navagio (shipwreck) bay, Zakynthos island
The Greek mainland and several small islands seen from Nydri, Lefkada
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and mythical abode of the Gods of Olympus
The building of the Hellenic Parliament (Old Royal Palace) in central Athens.
Count Ioannis Kapodistrias, first governor, founder of the modern Greek State, and distinguished European diplomat
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister since 2019
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 embassy in another country
 general consulate
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GDP per capita development
A proportional representation of Greece exports, 2019
Greece's debt percentage since 1977, compared to the average of the Eurozone
Sun-drying of Zante currant on Zakynthos
Solar-power generation potential in Greece
Greek companies control 16.2% of the world's total merchant fleet making it the largest in the world. They are ranked in the top 5 for all kinds of ships, including first for tankers and bulk carriers.
Santorini, a popular tourist destination, is ranked as the world's top island in many travel magazines and sites.
The Rio–Antirrio bridge connects mainland Greece to the Peloponnese.
Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum
Georgios Papanikolaou, a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection
Hermoupolis, on the island of Syros, is the capital of the Cyclades.
Population pyramid of Greece in 2017
Our Lady of Tinos
Regions with a traditional presence of languages other than Greek. Today, Greek is the dominant language throughout the country.
A map of the fifty countries with the largest Greek diaspora communities.
The Academy of Athens is Greece's national academy and the highest research establishment in the country.
The Ionian Academy in Corfu, the first academic institution of modern Greece.
The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, still used for theatrical plays.
Close-up of the Charioteer of Delphi, a celebrated statue from the 5th century BC.
Towerhouses of Vatheia in Mani peninsula
Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù, the first theatre and opera house of modern Greece
Parnassos Literary Society, painted by Georgios Roilos (Kostis Palamas is at the center)
A statue of Plato in Athens.
Cretan dancers of traditional folk music
Rebetes in Karaiskaki, Piraeus (1933). Left Markos Vamvakaris with bouzouki.
Mikis Theodorakis was one of the most popular and significant Greek composers
A Greek salad, with feta and olives.
Theodoros Angelopoulos, winner of the Palme d'Or in 1998, notable director in the history of the European cinema
Spyridon Louis entering the Panathenaic Stadium at the end of the marathon; 1896 Summer Olympics.
Angelos Charisteas scoring Greece's winning goal in the UEFA Euro 2004 Final
The Greek national basketball team in 2008. Twice European champions (1987 and 2005) and second in the world in 2006
Procession in honor of the Assumption of Virgin Mary (15 August)

The position is filled by the current leader of the political party that can obtain a vote of confidence by the Parliament.

The result of the second elections was the formation of a coalition government composed of New Democracy (29%), PASOK (12%) and Democratic Left (6%) parties.

Movement of Democratic Socialists

The Movement of Democratic Socialists (Κίνημα Δημοκρατών Σοσιαλιστών, Kinima Dimokraton Sosialiston) is a political party in Greece established on 3 January 2015 by George Papandreou after splitting from the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK).

KIDISO later joined the Movement for Change (KINAL) together with PASOK, DIMAR and To Potami.

New Democracy (Greece)

Konstantinos Karamanlis, founder of New Democracy
Konstantinos Mitsotakis and Süleyman Demirel (Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey respectively) in the 1992 World Economic Forum
Kostas Karamanlis giving an interview at a 2008 EPP summit
Political campaign of party New Democracy before the European Parliament election in Greece in 2009.
Kiosk of political party in Athens in 2009.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in 2012
Party logo, 1978–2010
Party logo, 2010–2018

New Democracy (ND; Νέα Δημοκρατία, ) is a liberal-conservative political party in Greece.

Independent Greeks

The Independent Greeks - National Patriotic Alliance (Ανεξάρτητοι Έλληνες (ΑΝΕΛ), Anexartitoi Ellines, ANEL) is a national-conservative political party in Greece.

Communist Party of Greece

Plaque at the building of Piraeus where the first congress and foundation of the party was held
View of the Piraeus building
The German invasion of Greece
Cavalry of ELAS
Nikos Zachariadis
Fighters of DSE
Badge of the DSE in which the letter Delta stands for Demokratia, meaning both "Democracy" and "Republic" (in Greek language these words are one and the same)
KKE central building in Athens
KKE rally, April 2018
ΚΚΕ 100 years anniversary logo
Pandelis Pouliopoulos, a supporter of the internationalist and revolutionary character of the communist movement.

The Communist Party of Greece (Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας, Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas, KKE) is a Marxist–Leninist political party in Greece.

Golden Dawn (Greece)

Cover of the first issue of Chrysi Avgi magazine, December 1980
Golden Dawn demonstration in 2012, with some of the demonstrators carrying a sign reading "You will find me dead for Greece! – Honor and glory to our dead – 'Stochos' "
The Golden Dawn banner consists of a Greek meander in a style and color scheme which resembles the Nazi Party banner.
Golden Dawn members hold flags with the meander symbol at rally in Athens, March 2015

The Popular Association – Golden Dawn (Λαϊκός Σύνδεσμος – Χρυσή Αυγή), usually shortened to Golden Dawn (Χρυσή Αυγή, ), is a far-right ultranationalist political party in Greece.


Drassi (Δράση, "Action") was a liberal political party in Greece.

Party of Democratic Socialism (Greece)

The SPD is a social-democratic party in the centre-left political position in German politics.

The Party of Democratic Socialism (KODISO; Κόμμα Δημοκρατικού Σοσιαλισμού (ΚΟΔΗΣΟ), Komma Dimokratikou Sosialismou) is a former centre-left political party in Greece founded in 1979 by former members of the Union of the Democratic Centre (EDIK).