Democratic Social Movement
Published 23rd April, 2012
The Democratic Social Movement or DIKKI originated in 1995 as a breakaway from the PASOK group opposed to closer European integration the austerity measures proposed in connection with Greece’s membership of the euro. It describes itself as left wing and believes in Social Democracy, Soft Euro scepticism and Left wing Nationalism.
After a promising start in the 1996 General Election when they won nine seats by 2004 DIKKI received only 1.79% of the vote and won no seats. In August 2007 DIKKI decided to adhere to the SYRIZA alliance of parties.