Nea Dimokratia (Greek Νέα Δημοκρατία, German new democracy) is liberal one - a conservative party in Greece, which was created 1974 after the end of the military dictatorship of the “Obristen “ by Konstantinos Karamanlis. Lp founder Karamanlis becomes above all the merit/serviceto be awarded, the European architect of Greece. Under its government both the EEC - association and the entry to the EEC ( 1981) came under roof and subject.
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Symbol of the Nea a Dimokratia party are the letters Ν and Δ. Between this letters (right) a hand holds a burning torch/flare. The symbol color of lp is blue.
the party combines a relatively broad political spectrum. In it Neoliberale unite like socialconservative, Royalisten like former Anhäger that Christian-orthodox coined/shaped center union. It is in Greece at present. the only considerable party, which does not belong to the left spectrum.
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from this comes and. A. thatformer party chief of many years Konstantinos Mitsotakis, today honorary president of lp. Mitsotakis governed the country from 1989 to 1993. After lost parliamentary elections (at that time 39.30% of the voices reached lp) it withdrew voluntarily from the office of the party chief, which it regards today as “heavy error”.Its successor was called Miltiadis Evert, by friends also the “bulldozer”. Both politicians steered like Karamanlis a per-European course. When lp 1996 lost the parliamentary elections again, also Evert took its hat. As possible successors first the former Ministers became Stefanos Manos (today bossthe “liberals”) or Jorgos Souflias acted. Finally however the up to then quite inexperienced lp delegate Kostas Karamanlis made a running. One of its strongest playing the trump card maps it, a nephew of the party founder Konstantinos Karamanlis was to be been. Thus it had and. A. a strong lobby of influential old functionaries behind itself.But first also Kostas Karamanlis could not obtain a choice success, however already the defeat at the polls failed in April 2000 extremely scarcely: With 42,73% to 43.79% lp missed the majority around a hair, whereby the guidance question did not place itself.
To 7. March 2004 succeededthe Nea Dimokratia finally the choice victory.
Difficult it is for Karamanlis today above all to keep the different currents in its party to one and under control. Since 1996 it gave several spectacular withdrawals, also the reestablishments of smaller parties as for instance to the “liberal” ofStefanos Manos to the consequence had.
parliamentary elections 2004
you is the winner of the parliamentary elections of Greece to 7. March 2004. In the center of Athens met thereupon thousands trailers of the Nea Dimokratia and celebrated the choice victory of their party. Still in the same evening vacatedthe president of the Panhelleni socialist movement PASOK, Andreas Papandreou , the defeat of its party governing so far.
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see also: Political parties in Greece