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Twenty-One Parties, Four Coalitions and One Independent to Run for January 25 Greek Elections


The submission deadline for the delegations’ participation in the January 25 Greek general elections expired and the Public Prosecutor along with the country’s Supreme Court have approved the participation of 21 political parties, four coalitions and one independent candidate.

In the following days, the first Department of the Greek Supreme Court will proceed with the applications’ review and then finalize the list of candidates entitled to take part in the critical snap elections to be held in two weeks from today.

The parties that will run for the upcoming general elections are the following:

  1. New Democracy (Antonis Samaras)

  2. SYRIZA –  Radical Left Coalition (Alexis Tsipras)

  3. PASOK – Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Evangelos Venizelos)

  4. Golden Dawn (Nikos Michaloliakos)

  5. KKE – Greek Communist Party (Dimitris Koutsoumbas)

  6. Liberal Party (Manolis Kalligiannis)

  7. Teleia (Apostolos Gletsos)

  8. OKDE – Greek Communist Internationalists Organization (Three-member committee)

  9. Democrat Socialists Movement (George Papandreou)

  10. PAEKE (Miltiadis Tzalalidis)

  11. KEAN – National Resistance Movement (Ippocrates Savvouras)

  12. EEK – Workers Revolutionary Party (Sabetai Matsas)

  13. National Hope (Giorgos Papadopoulos)

  14. LAOS – Popular Orthodox Rally (Giorgos Karatzaferis)

  15. Centrists Union (Vassilis Leventis)

  16. ELKSI – Greek White Movement of Today’s Ideology (Eleftherios Daniilidis)

  17. Democratic National Reform Union (Three-member committee)

  18. ROMA – Radical Orthodox Solidarity Front (Aggelos Liakopoulos)

  19. EKAD – Hellenic Movement of Direct Democracy (Giorgos Kokkas)

  20. To Potami (Stavros Theodorakis)

  21. ELLADA – Hellenic Popular Democratic Liberation (Konstantinos Papanicolas)

The coalitions to run for the upcoming general elections are the following:

  1. ANTARSYA MARS – Front of the Greek Anticapitalist Left (Central committee)

  2. KKE M-L – Greek Communist Party Marxist-Leninist) and M-L KKE – Marxist-Leninist Greek Communist Party (Four-member committee)

  3. DIMAR-Greens – Democratic Left-Greens (Fotis Kouvelis, Nikos Chrysogelos)

  4. Independent Greek National Patriotic Alliance – Independent Greeks (ANEL), Greek Agrarian Livestock Party, White, Burning Greece, Greek Christian Democratic Party (Panos Kammenos)

Furthermore, a participation delegation was submitted by the Combination of Independent Candidates “Dignity” (Dorylaos Klapakis).

It should be noted that ANEL leader Panos Kammenos originally submitted an application as a party, which was later withdrawn and followed by a new as a coalition party.

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