Democratic Social Movement
|Politics of Greece|
The Democratic Social Movement (DIKKI, Greek: Δημοκρατικό Κοινωνικό Κίνημα, Dimokratiko Koinoniko Kinima) was a Greek democratic socialist political party. The party was founded in 1995 by Dimitris Tsovolas and ran in the election of September 1996. It got 4% of the vote and nine seats in parliament.
In the 1999 - 2004 European Parliament they had elected members that sat in the European United Left - Nordic Green Left group. After these initial successes however, DIKKI failed to elect members in the Hellenic Parliament in two consecutive elections. Tsovolas unilaterally decided to dissolve it. Several party members who were frustrated with his decision went to court over this, and the court ruled that DIKKI legally exists. However, there is hardly any hope for its revival.