It emerged, in June 2010, when the members of the moderate Renewal Wing (Greek Ανανεωτική Πτέρυγα) platform left the Coalition of the Left, of Movements and Ecology, or Synaspismos, at its 6th congress.
Democratic Left was founded on 27 June 2010 when the Renewal Wing platform of Synaspismos, among them MPs Fotis Kouvelis, Thanasis Leventis, Nikos Tsoukalis, and Grigoris Psarianos - left Synaspismos at its 6th congress. They were joined by more than 550 individuals.
At a subsequent national conference of the Renewal Wing, 170 members were elected to national policy committee of the new party.
- "Syriza split creates new party", Kathimerini English Edition, 10 June 2010.
- Τα 170 μέλη της Πανελλαδικής Πολιτικής Επιτροπής
- http://portal.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_kathbreak_2_03/04/2011_386043 Εκλογή Κουβέλη στην προεδρία της Δημοκρατικής Αριστεράς (Kouvelis elected president of Democratic Left)
- http://www.e-typos.com/Post.aspx?id=10543&title=%25CE%25A3%25CF%2584%25CE%25B7%2520%25CE%2594%25CE%2597%25CE%259C%25CE%2591%25CE%25A1%252C%25206%2520%25CF%2580%25CF%2581%25CF%258E%25CE%25B7%25CE%25BD%2520%25CE%25B2%25CE%25BF%25CF%2585%25CE%25BB%25CE%25B5%25CF%2585%25CF%2584%25CE%25AD%25CF%2582%2520%25CF%2584%25CE%25BF%25CF%2585%2520%25CE%25A0%25CE%2591%25CE%25A3%25CE%259F%25CE%259A%2520 Στη ΔΗΜΑΡ, 6 πρώην βουλευτές του ΠΑΣΟΚ (6 ex-PASOK MP's to DIMAR)
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