Pasok and ND were the two main parties prior to the economic crisis. Now the leading parties are ND, Syriza and a rapidly evolving center left. Minor parties evolve rapidly in Greece.
Political parties
ND New Democracy. Center right. More conservative and business oriented, but feeling the same pinch as in UK and USA that traditional conservatives have now to separate themselves from the neo-liberals. Not much English on their web site. (Up 10/31/10; posted 1/29/02)
syriza Syriza. Coalition of the Radical Left. Group formed of a number of even smaller parties. First had a presence in the 2004 general election. Was in power 2015-19. (Up 10/31/10)
  MeRA25 European Realistic Disobedience Front. Left wing, founded in 2018 by former Syriza MP Yanis Varoufakis.(Up 10/4/21)
KKE Communist Part of Greece. Workers still trying to unite. Gets 3-6% of the vote. Has an English version. (Up 10/31/10; posted 1/17/04)
PASOK Panhellenic Socialist Movement First came to power in 1981, totally defunct now. Once a leftist party, evolved more neo-liberal a la Blair and Clinton. Website in Greek. (Up 10/31/10; posted 1/27/02)
laos L.A.O.S. Popular Orthodox Rally. Right-wing, Christian party founded in 2000. (Up 10/31/10)
  Golden Dawn Now baned was an actual neo-Nazi party engaged in violence.
  There are a number of other, smaller parties.
Last modified 10/4/21; posted 1/27/02. Original content © 2021, 2002 John P. Nordin