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Cyprus: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

DISY

Democratic Rally
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Government

DISY (Dimokratikos Synagermos) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 17 MPs.

DISY is a conservative party and upholds right-wing values. They advocate for economic liberalization, privatization, and market-friendly policies.

DIKO

Democratic Party
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Government

DIKO (Dimokratiko Komma) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 9 seats.

DIKO is a conservative party that advocates for the preservation of traditional values and the promotion of social justice.

AKEL

Progressive Party of Working People
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

AKEL (Anorthotiko Komma Ergazomenou Laou) is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 15 MPs.

AKEL is a communist party and upholds socialist and leftist values. They advocate for workers' rights, social justice, and social security.

DIPA

Democratic Alingment
Center
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

DIPA (Dimokratiki Parataxi) is a text.party-info-orientation-center that is currently represented in the parliament with 4 MPs.

ELAM

National Popular Front
Far right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

ELAM (Ethniko Laiko Metopo) is a far-right party and currently represented in parliament with 4 MPs.

ELAM is a nationalist and extreme right-wing party that advocates for strict immigration policies and the strengthening of Cypriot identity.

SYPOL

Citizens’ Alliance
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

SYPOL (Symmachia Politon) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 4 seats.

KOSP

Movement of Ecologists – Citizens’ Cooperation
Environment & Climate
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

KOSP (Kinima Ikologon – Synergasia Politon) is a green party and currently represented in parliament with 3 MPs.

KOSP places a strong emphasis on environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable practices. The party aims to preserve Cyprus's natural resources and reduce the country's ecological footprint.

Anex

Independents Movement
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Anex is a party of undefinable orientation from Cyprus.

EDEK

Movement for Social Democracy
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

EDEK (Kinima Sosialdimokraton) is a center-left party from Cyprus.

KEKK

United Cypriot Hunters Movement
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
No seats

KEKK (Kínima Enoménon Kipríon Kinigón) is a party of undefinable orientation from Cyprus.

Volt

New Wave || Volt Cyprus – The Other Cyprus
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Volt (Néo Kýma || Volt Cyprus – Í Álli Kýpros) is a center-left party from Cyprus.

ΚΑ

Solidarity Movement
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

ΚΑ (Kinima Allilengyi) is a right-wing party from Cyprus.