Democratic Alliance (Greece)

Democratic Alliance
Δημοκρατική Συμμαχία
Leader Dora Bakoyannis
Secretary-General Olga Tremi
Spokesperson Thanos Zorbas
Founded 21 November 2010
Dissolved 21 May 2012
Split from New Democracy
Merged into New Democracy
Headquarters 47 Syggrou Av.,
117 43 Athens
Ideology Liberalism[1][2][3][4]
Centrism[3][4][5]
Political position Centre[3][4][5]
National affiliation New Democracy
European affiliation Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe[6]
Colours Blue, orange
Parliament
0 / 300
European Parliament
0 / 22
Regions [7]
7 / 725
Website
www.dimsim.gr

The Democratic Alliance (Greek language: Δημοκρατική Συμμαχία — ΔΗ.ΣΥ., Dimokratiki SymmachiaDISY) was a centrist neo liberal political party in Greece. It was founded on 21 November 2010 by Dora Bakoyannis,[8] a few months after she was expelled from the centre-right party New Democracy for voting in support of a European Union-International Monetary Fund backed financial stability loan.[9] The party's founding congress took place on 27 May 2011.[10][10]

On 22 May 2014 the party rejoined New Democracy.

Representation[]

The party had one MEP in the European Parliament (defected from ND):

Political positions[]

As outlined in its founding declaration,[12] the Democratic Alliance defines itself politically as a centrist movement that is ideologically inspired by the anthropocentric values of humanism, the rational thought and personal freedom brought forth by the Enlightenment, as well as the economic, political and social freedom of liberalism as an underpinning for social justice. It is also influenced by the 19th and 20th century struggles for social solidarity in Europe. Some of the positions[13] advocated by the party are:

Electoral results[]

Parliament[]

Election year # of overall votes % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
2012 (May) 161,550 2.6 (#10)
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References[]

  1. ^ Mac Con Uladh, Damian (3 November 2011), "Where Greece stands", Irish Times, retrieved 15 March 2012
  2. ^ Malkoutzis, Nick (November 2011), The Greek Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty (PDF), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, retrieved 15 March 2012
  3. ^ a b c "The Hellenic Parliament", About Greece - Government and Politics, Embassy of Greece in the USA, retrieved 15 March 2012
  4. ^ a b c "Athens Descends Into Anarchy", The Wall Street Journal, 13 April 2011, retrieved 15 March 2012
  5. ^ a b Phillips, Leigh (22 June 2011), "Athens wins confidence vote, amid yawning concern over political instability", EUobserver, retrieved 15 March 2012
  6. ^ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/expert/groupAndCountry/view.do?country=GR&partNumber=1&language=EN&id=97018
  7. ^ The counselors of the Regions.
  8. ^ "Bakoyannis founds 'Democratic Alliance' party". Athens News Agency.
  9. ^ "Politician fired from the opposition for backing Greece's bailout package forms new party". Winnipeg Free Press.
  10. ^ a b "Greece: new member in the liberal family!". ELDR European Liberal Democrats. 30 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Ο Θ. Σκυλακάκης πρόεδρος της οργανωτικής επιτροπής του συνεδρίου της Δημοκρατικής Συμμαχίας". Theodoros Skylakakis. Archived from the original on 2011-01-18.
  12. ^ "Founding Declaration". Democratic Alliance. Archived from the original on 2013-02-17.
  13. ^ "Οι προτάσεις-τομές της Ντόρας Μπακογιάννη".

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