Democratic Left

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Democratic Left (Greek Δημοκρατική Αριστερά - ΔΗΜ.ΑΡ., Dimokratiki Aristera - DIMAR) is a Greek democratic socialist political party.

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.[1]

At a subsequent national conference of the Renewal Wing, 170 members were elected to national policy committee of the new party.[2]

The first conference of the Democratic Left was held on 31 March - 3 April 2011, electing Fotis Kouvelis as its leader with 97,31%.[3]

On 22 March 2012 and due to the arrival of six MPs from PASOK[4] which raised the total number of Democratic Left's MPs to 10, they are eligible to form a parliamentary group.[5]


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