Greece: 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.

Nea Dimokratia

New Democracy
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

Nea Dimokratia is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 158 seats.

Nea Dimokratia upholds conservative values and emphasizes the importance of economic stability, individual freedom, and national sovereignty.

SYRIZA

Coalition of the Radical Left
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
Opposition

SYRIZA (Synaspismós Rizospastikís Aristerás) is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 48 MPs.

SYRIZA upholds progressive values, including social justice, environmental protection, and the fight against poverty and social inequality.

PASOK

Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Opposition

PASOK (Panellinio Sosialistiko Kinima) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 32 MPs.

PASOK advocates socialist values and stands for social justice, solidarity, and equal opportunities.

Kommounistikó

Communist Party of Greece
Far left
NI
EU Parliament
Opposition

Kommounistikó (Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas) is a far-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 20 seats.

The Communist Party of Greece adheres to communist values and advocates for the working class, equality, and the abolition of capitalism.

Ellinikí Lýsi

Greek Solution
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
Opposition

Ellinikí Lýsi is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 12 seats.

Ellinikí Lýsi adheres to conservative values and advocates for the preservation of traditions, national pride, and economic growth.

Spartiátes

Spartans
Far right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Spartiátes is a far-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 12 seats.

NIKI

Democratic Patriotic Movement Victory
Far right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

NIKI (Dimokratikó Patriotikó Kínima NIKI) is a far-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 10 MPs.

Plefsi Eleftherias

Course of Freedom
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

Plefsi Eleftherias is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 8 MPs.

ANTARSYA

Front of the Greek Anticapitalist Left
Far left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

ANTARSYA (Antikapitalistiki Aristeri Synergasia gia tin Anatropi) is a far-left party from Greece.

MeRA25

European Realistic Disobedience Front
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
No seats

MeRA25 (Μétopo Evropaikís Realistikís Anypakoís) is a left party from Greece.

Néa Aristerá

New Left
Left-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Néa Aristerá is a left party from Greece.