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 The Recomposition of the Greek Far Left
Not by chance the leadership of Synaspismos was the architect and the most vigorous supporter of the left-right coalition government (government Tzannetakis) in 1989 and against the old “socialist” PASOK leadership.
In the beginning of the nineties the Synaspismos leadership participated at least in the first phase of the nationalist mobilizations for the exclusively “Greek” Macedonia.
Synaspismos seems to need such a type of collaboration in order to compete successfully against the CPG with its more left image.
www.okde.org /keimena/gr_ivp_oct_2001.htm   (2751 words)

 SYNASPISMOS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
SYNASPISMOS defined itself at its founding Congress (June 1992) as a party of the new modern democratic Left, which combines the values of the labour movement for social justice with those of ecology and feminism.
The parties participating in NELF approved a joint declaration in December 1993 entitled "A new Europe for a new world", which is the basis for their cooperation.
SYNASPISMOS is particularly interested in the development of close relations with left and other political forces in Cyprus.
www.syn.gr /en/profiles/syn_intl_rltns.htm   (391 words)

 Alekos Alavanos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the dictatorship of 1967-1974, Alavanos took part in the struggle against the Regime of the Colonels and was imprisoned for his political convictions.
He was constantly elected European MP from 1981 to 2004, first with the Communist Party of Greece and then with Synaspismos.
Since Nikos Konstantopoulos, his predecessor in Synaspismos' leadership announced his intention not to be candidate for a next term of presidency, Alavanos announced his own will to succeed him in his office.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alekos_Alavanos   (197 words)

 Communist Party of Greece article - Communist Party of Greece Greek communist Greece 1918 1918 1974 logo hammer sickle ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When democracy was restored in 1974 the KKE was overshadowed by the new socialist party PASOK, and has since been a minor party of the left.
In 1989 it formed Coalition of the Left and Progress (Greek: Synaspismos tis Aristeras kai tis Proodou, Συνασπισμος της Αριστερας και της Προοδου).
The Communist Party claims that the current Synaspismos are falsely using that name, Synaspismos claim that they continued the coalition after the withdrawal of KKE.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/KKE   (380 words)

 Nikos Konstantopoulos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the 1993 Hellenic Parliament election, the failure of Synaspismos to pass the 3% threshold in order to enter the parliament was a near disaster for the party.
Maria Damanaki, who was then the president of Synaspismos resigned from her position, and Konstantopoulos took over as the party leader.
In the 2004 Hellenic Parliament election, Synaspismos narrowly escaped from being excluded from the parliament again, acquiring a disappointing 3,2% at a national level, despite it had formed an alliance with other minor parties of the Greek left.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/N/Nikos-Konstantopoulos.htm   (598 words)

 Nicos A. Constantopoulos, President of SYNASPISMOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1989 Nicos Constantopoulos was among the founders and became a leading member of the Coalition of the Left and Progress (SYNASPISMOS).
In June 1989 he was elected a Member of Parliament and served as Minister of the Interior in the Tzanetakis coalition government.
He was re-elected M.P. in the subsequent elections of November 1989 and April 1990 as well as in the October 1996 elections, when SYNASPISMOS achieved a 5,2% of the national votes, becoming the fourth party in the Parliament of Greece in terms of electoral power.
www.syn.gr /en/cv/konstantopoulos.htm   (308 words)

 Synaspismos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Synaspismos (Syn) (Griego: para la coalición) está un partido político griego del radical a la izquierda.
Synaspismos es también un miembro fundador del partido izquierdo europeo.
Synaspismos dice que es socialista, verde, feminista y anti-militaristic democráticos.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/sy/Synaspismos.htm   (163 words)

 Greece - Problems of far left recomposition
Unfortunately, the Synaspismos leadership was the architect and the most vigorous supporter of the right-left coalition government in 1989 (led by Tzannetakis) in opposition to the old "socialist" leadership of PASOK.
Differences appeared inside Synaspismos, paralyzing it at least initially: one of its currents wished to join the "anti-terrorist" camp, in order to be modern, while the other wished to centre the intervention of the party against the war on formulations referring to "international law" and "international institutions".
It seems that the majority of Synaspismos is gradually taking its distance from the most right wing and pro-imperialist tendencies inside it, but it missed the first big demonstrations and it initially manipulated the rubric of "Space", leading to a flood of protests from the other components.
www.internationalviewpoint.org /article.php3?id_article=544   (3001 words)

 [imc-italy] invito in grecia il 15
One of the conversations that is going to take place is about "Democracy and Media" and we would like to have one representative of the IMC in its panel.
Synaspismos (Coalition of the Left) and its Youth took part in the demonstrations of Prague, Nice and Genoa.
The 150 Greeks that were denied entrance to Ancona were mostly members of the Youth Organization of Synaspismos.
archives.lists.indymedia.org /italy-list/2001-September/003124.html   (308 words)

 Meaning of the elections
The other major left-wing reformist party is Synaspismos, which won 3.25 percent of the vote.
The loss of its right wing cost Synaspismos about 40 percent of its previous electoral influence, but the coalition with the radical left more than made up for this.
Our candidates proved to be the most advanced wing of the Synaspismos coalition, supporting a policy of fighting resistance, generalized questioning of the system and the demand for socialism.
www.socialistworker.org /2004-1/492/492_05_Greece.shtml   (463 words)

 Athens News Agency: News in English (AM), 97-10-20
The central committee of the Coalition of the Left and Progress (Synaspismos) ratified a proposal by the party's political secretariat on the stance to be observed by Synaspismos' Parliamentary group regarding the government's "Kapodistrias" plan concerning community mergers.
Synaspismos is also proposing amendments to the town planning plan, the electoral law and local administration finances.
Addressing the central committee, Synaspismos leader Nikos Constantopoulos stressed the need for the party to propose changes in the "Kapodistrias" draft law and called on the government to agree to a substantive debate in Parliament on the issue.
www.hri.org /news/greek/apeen/1997/97-10-20.apeen.html   (1931 words)

 EMBASSY OF GREECE: PRESS OFFICE - News Flash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The end of the Euroelections marked the beginning of a "reflection and planning" phase for the Coalition of Left and Progress (Synaspismos) party, officials said yesterday.
The party's political secretariat met yesterday to make an early assessment of the elections' results, primarily agreeing with Synaspismos leader Nikos Constantopoulos that the party "had set higher targets," and that it had anticipated a better response from voters.
The party's central committee is scheduled to meet on June 26 and 27 to assess the outcome.
www.greekembassy.org /press/newsflash/1999/June/nflash0615e.html   (90 words)

 sold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Members of Parliament from the leftwing Synaspismos (Coalition of the Left) Party staged a walkout protesting the fact that Mr.
In addition to the walkout by Synaspismos MP’s, Main Opposition (PASOK) Deputy Theodoros Koliopanos also refused to attend the ceremony in protest of the Archbishop’s role in the ceremony, qualifying that his decision was "in no way directed against Greece’s Presidency or Mr.
Shortly before the swearing in ceremony, Synaspismos issued a written communiqué whereby it announced that its MP’s would not attend the event, rebuking Archbishop Christodoulos’ role in it, and called for the President to be sworn in at a secular ceremony led by the Parliament Speaker Anna Psarouda-Benaki.
www.orthodoxnews.netfirms.com /164/PapouliasSwornIn.htm   (1010 words)

 IVP 358, Greece Sifogiorgakis
Only a little while ago, Synaspismos had the profile of a moderate left, which favoured the EU and centre-left governmental coalitions.
However, this party has become conscious of the significance of the anti-globalization movement and quickly became active in its initiatives and its construction, which substantially strengthened the anti-neoliberal wing and led to a break with the known cadres of its right wing.
It is this that would allow us to influence its base in the case (the most probable in our view, if we look at the path of the left turn of the PRC in Italy) of the emergence of a plural left Greek style.
www.okde.org /keimena/inprecor_grece_0204_en.htm   (1528 words)

 Communist Party of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With a few exceptions it was banned from 1918 to 1974.
In 1989 it formed Coalition of the Left and Progress (Synaspismos).
The Communist Party claim that the current Synaspismos are falsely using that name, Synasposmos claim that they continued the coalition after the withdrawal of KKE.
www.ukpedia.com /c/communist-party-of-greece.html   (140 words)

 Synaspismos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Synaspismos (Syn) (Greek: for Coalition) is a Greek political party of the radical left.
The current party was founded in 1992 after the Communist Party of Greece withdrew from an earlier project, also called Synaspismos.
The party has members of the national and European Parliaments.
www.ukpedia.com /s/synaspismos.html   (102 words)

 ekathimerini.com | Synaspismos in leftward shift
A former Communist Party official — he was elected to the European Parliament on the party ticket in 1981 — Alavanos served as a Synaspismos MEP from 1989 to 2004.
Adjusting its course further to the left, Synaspismos Left Coalition yesterday elected MP Alekos Alavanos as its new chairman, to replace outgoing Nikos Constantopoulos.
The 54-year-old economist received 58.5 percent of the ballot in the first round of voting at the end of a four-day Athens conference called by Greece’s fourth-largest party.
www.ekathimerini.com /4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_100016_13/12/2004_50643   (251 words)

 EMBASSY OF GREECE: PRESS OFFICE - News Flash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On its part, the Coalition of the Left and Progress (Synaspismos) said the party's affiliated candidates posted better than expected results, and not just in the surprising showing by veteran leftist personality Manolis Glezos in the Athens-Piraeus prefecture race (nearly 11 percent).
Synaspismos leader Nikos Constantopoulos will unveil the party's official views regarding the Oct. 13 results during a press conference on Wednesday, it was announced.
The last ballot boxes were expected to be sent to the Athens first instance court by Monday evening, with 70 percent of results from 5,693 election districts already announced.
www.greekembassy.org /press/newsflash/2002/October/nflash1015.html   (843 words)

 Synaspismos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The current party was founded in 1992 after the Communist Party of Greece withdrew from an earlierproject, also called Synaspismos (Coalition of the Left and Progress).
In the European Parliament they sit in the European United Left -Nordic Green Left group.
Synaspismos says it is democratic socialist, green, feminist andanti-militaristic.
www.therfcc.org /synaspismos-162220.html   (124 words)

 Upgrading and Democratizing the UN - Snyaspismos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At this crucial moment, SYNASPISMOS, the Coalition of the Left and Progress, declares that the UN remains a hope for humanity, regardless of its failures which should not be blamed on the UN as an institution but on the policies of the member - states, especially those states which influence heavily its functions and decisions.
We believe that world cooperation and multifaceted security approach becomes a prerequisite for the survival of humanity in the dawn of the 21st century.
We commit ourselves to act in unison with the other components of the European and international Left to promote the above aims, and to contribute to the creation of a broad movement for the democratic change of the UN and of the entire system of international relations.
www.russfound.org /Launch/synaspismos.htm   (1022 words)

 2000/12/26 23:40 Greece Against (European Court of) Human Rights
The reaction of the Synaspismos party, a party once particularly sensitive to human rights issues, was characteristic: "'a painful contradiction of the essence of the protection of human rights,' was how Synaspismos characterized the court's decision.
Nikos Voutsis, the Synaspismos Press Secretary, wrote in the "Ethnos" newspaper [24/11, p.3] that: "this decision raises a major moral issue that also affronts European cultural tradition." Panayotis Lafazanis, an MP and member of the Synaspismos Political Secretariat, wrote in "Paron" [26/11, p.2] that: "the ECHR decision recognizing Mr.
This stand may indicate a rapprochement with the KKE (Communist Party of Greece) or at least a means of approaching its electoral base, which might explain the convergence of Synaspismos' positions with that of the KKE.
www.aimpress.ch /dyn/trae/archive/data/200012/01226-007-trae-ath.htm   (1978 words)

 Coalition (Synaspismos) not 'complementary' to any force, party leader tells PASOK congress :: Embassy of Greece - The ...
The leader of the Coalition of the Left, Movements and Ecology (Synaspismos) Alekos Alavanos on Friday stressed that his party "was not define through others as anyone's complementary force," during his address to the main opposition PASOK party's congress.
Alavanos was responded to earlier proposals by PASOK leader George Papandreou for a "forum for discussion and dialogue on a permanent basis on all issues between PASOK, the Coalition and other interested forces".
According to Synaspismos' leader, a prerequisite for such a move would be to have made steps toward an overall political convergence and these had not been made.
www.greekembassy.nl /press/article5460.html   (393 words)

 Alexandros Alavanos, President of Synaspismos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
He was a member of the Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) and an alternate member of the CC of the CP of Greece.
He served as a member of the European Parliament from 1981, when Greece became a member of the EC, to 2004.
Alexandros Alavanos was elected President of SYNASPISMOS by its 4th Congress on December 12, 2004.
www.synaspismos.gr /en/cv/alavanos.htm   (394 words)

 Synaspismos Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Akel Aristera - Nees Dynameis
First of all I would like on behalf of AKEL to thank warmly “Synaspismos of the Left and Progress” for holding this timely meeting as well as for the kind invitation addressed to the Party I represent.
We are particularly happy for the opportunity given to us to meet here with representatives of both Turkish Cypriot and Turkish parties.
AKEL reassures that it will continue to promote rapprochement between the two communities and to work hard for a solution based on the UN resolutions and the High-Level Agreements.
www.akel.org.cy /Archive/English/arch-om-110702.html   (1552 words)

 ekathimerini.com | Synaspismos in leftward shift
No sooner was Alekos Alavanos elected chairman of Synaspismos Left Coalition than he began to actualize his longstanding ambition of shifting his party toward the left of the political spectrum.
On a television program earlier this week, Synaspismos’s newly elected leader and a representative of the Communist Party were discussing the nomination of former PASOK minister Karolos Papoulias as president of the republic.
Of course, not that much time has elapsed since Alavanos, when former Synaspismos leader Nikos Constantopoulos was still among the favorites for the presidency, was saying that left-wing politicians should not stand for the presidency — a paradox indeed.
www.ekathimerini.com /4dcgi/_w_articles_columns_584458_16/12/2004_50769   (206 words)

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