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The Greek parliament (Βουλή των Ελλήνων)
Chaiperson: Apostolos Kaklamanis
Members: 300

Parliamentary groupNew Democracy
Information for the partyNew Democracy or ND (Greek: Νέα Δημοκρατία, Nea Dhimokratia), founded in 1974, is one of the main conservative political parties in Greece. After an initial period of success, ND spent most of the 1980s and '90s in opposition. At the 7 March, 2004 Greek elections, ND returned to office under the leadership of Costas Caramanlis, nephew of the party's founder.
ND is a member of the European People's Party, the European Democrat Union, the International Democrat Union and the Christian Democrat International.

Parliamentary groupPASOK
Information for the partyThe Pan-Hellenic Socialist Movement, better known as PASOK (Greek: Πανελλήνιο Σοσιαλιστικό Κίνημα, Panellinio Sosialistiko Kinima, ΠΑΣΟΚ), is a Greek social democratic political party. After ruling Greece for most of the 1980s and '90s, PASOK lost office at the March 7, 2004, Greek elections.
PASOK was established in September 1974 following the fall of the Greek military regime and the restoration of democracy. Its founder was Andreas Papandreou, the son of the late Greek liberal leader George Papandreou. Its founding principle were "National Independence, Popular Sovereignty, Social Emancipation, Democratic Process."
On January 7 2004 Costas Simitis announced his resignation as leader of PASOK. He was succeeded by George Papandreou, son of Andreas Papandreou. PASOK hoped that Papandreou could reverse the slide in the opinion polls which saw the opposition New Democracy party under Costas Caramanlis 7% ahead at the start of the year.
But although Papandreou reduced ND's lead in the polls to 3%, he was unable to reverse the view of a majority of Greek voters that PASOK had been in power too long and had grown lazy and corrupt. ND had a comfortable win at the March 7 elections, placing PASOK in opposition after eleven years in office.
PASOK is a member of the Party of European Socialists and the Socialist International. In the European Parliament it has eight MEPs.

Parliamentary groupCommunist Party of Greece
Information for the partyThe Communist Party of Greece, better known by its acronym KKE (Greek: Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας, Kommunistiko Komma Elladas), is the major communist party in Greece.
It was founded in 1918 as the Socialist Labour Party of Greece or SEKE (Greek: Σοσιαλιστικό Εργατικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας, Sosialistiko Ergatiko Komma Elladas) by Avram Benaroya, a Greek Israelite teacher, and participated in the Second International for a couple of years before becoming communist and changing name to SEKE-K (SEKE-Communist) and then KKE. With a few exceptions it was banned from 1918 to 1974.
The Communist Party stands in elections and has members in local government, national government and the European Parliament. In the European Parliament they are part of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left group.

Parliamentary groupCoalition of the Left, of Movements and Ecology
Information for the partyThe Coalition of the Left, of Movements and Ecology (Shorter: Coalition, Greek: Synaspismos, Συνασπισμός) is a Greek political party of the radical left. Its president is Alekos Alavanos, who succeeded the lawyer Nikos Konstantopoulos.
The current party was founded in 1992 after the Communist Party of Greece withdrew from an earlier project, also called Synaspismos (Coalition of the Left and Progress).
The party has members in the national and European Parliament. Since the withdrawal of the Communist Party, the Coalition resides in the fourth place in the Parliament, not achieving entry in 1996. In the European Parliament they sit in the European United Left - Nordic Green Left group. Synaspismos is also a founding member of the European Left party.
Synaspismos says it is democratic socialist, green, feminist and anti-militaristic.

Parliamentary groupIndependent
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unicameral parliament
faction: 300

factionNew Democracy
factionCommunist Party of Greece
factionCoalition of the Left, of Movements and Ecology