Greece

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 Greeceā€™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.


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