Democratic Left

Type: Organization
Name: Democratic Left (Izquierda Democrática (ID))
Nationality: Ecuador
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Democratic Left
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Greece: poll; strong lead for main opposition party Syriza

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, SEPTEMBER 29 - A Public Issue poll on the"estimated electoral influence" of the political partiesreturned a strong lead for main opposition Syriza (radicalleft), which forged ahead of New Democracy - ND, the leadingparty in Greece's ... [Published Ansamed - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

All still possible in race to top - or bottom - as bell rings for 2016

As we enter the championship laps of the 5,000-metre dash from Election 2011 to the proposed 2016 finish, the strangest thing about the political scene is that hope still exists for all of our political parties. This is surprising, for back in 2011 the ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

DIMAR conference coming up

Democratic Left (DIMAR) is due to hold its party conference next Thursday, with leader Fotis Kouvelis coming under increasing pressure.The former coalition partner has seen its fortunes tumble over the last few months, which included receiving just 1.2 ... [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

WaPo on Hillary: This “Middle East” thing isn’t looking good

It’s not exactly a story you’d see out of a media that seems to be going all-in for Hillary otherwise , but it’s one I’d gladly accept: “I support what they are doing,” Clinton said in the interview Wednesday, referring to her former colleagues in ... [Published RedState Blog - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

The rise and fall of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement

Once a hegemonic presence in Greek politics, PASOK (the Panhellenic Socialist Movement) is now on the verge of extinction. What happened? …In the silence you don’t know, you must go on, I can’t go on, I’II go on… - Samuel Beckett. (The Unnamable, ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

House approves unified property tax amendments

Greek Parliament on Thursday voted in favor of amendments to the new unified property tax law, ENFIA, with 51 deputies approving the changes and 38 MPs opposing them.New Democracy and PASOK MPs voted in favor, while SYRIZA, Democratic Left, Golden Dawn ... [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Democratic Left MP says husband should face the music

Democratic Left (DIMAR) MP Maria Yiannakaki said on Wednesday that her husband should “face the consequences set out by the law” after it emerged that he had used a forged university degree to obtain a job at Korydallos Municipality in Athens. “I ask ... [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Bill criminalizing denial of genocides against Armenians and ...

YEREVAN, September 10. /ARKA/. The parliament of Greece adopted on Tuesday a bill that envisioned criminal charges for xenophobia and denial of genocide of not only Jews, but also of Armenians and Pontus Greeks. According to the country’s ministry of ... [Published ARKA News Agency - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Kouvelis denies reports he has been asked to run for President in 2015

Democratic Left (DIMAR) chief Fotis Kouvelis has denied speculation that he has been asked to be the ruling coalition's candidate for president in elections next year.“There has been neither a proposal, nor a hint. There has been no deal, neither in secr... ... [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

DIMAR defection fuels upheaval

Democratic Left (DIMAR) on Tuesday saw its presence in Parliament shrink to 10 after prominent MP Spyros Lykoudis quit, a move that boosted the number of independent MPs in the 300-seat House to 25.According to sources, the former DIMAR secretary plans ... [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Democratic Left MP quits party

Democratic Left (DIMAR) MP Spyros Lykoudis resigned on Tuesday, reducing the number of seats held by the small leftist party in the 300-seat House to 10. In a letter addressed to Parliamentary speaker Evangelos Meimarakis, Lykoudis said he would continue ... [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Greece: Parliament to pass anti-racism new law tomorrow

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, SEPTEMBER 8 - The process of passing theanti-racism bill, which punishes hate crimes, is due to becompleted by the Greek Parlliament on Tuesday, as dailyKathimerini online reports. The vote was delayed last week aftera number of parties ... [Published Ansamed - Sep 08 2014]

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Close observers of Mr Kenny noted that despite all of his travails last week: "Bad Enda is back. He thinks he is out the gap and home and hosed for the election."
"The issue will be settled when the time is right and in connection with the political situation that will prevail and the policies that will be exercised at the time" Kouvelis told a session of DIMAR's executive committee
...Hence, his one-off appearance on a TV chat show singing in the style of Jim Reeves while wearing a cowboy hat. The "Country 'n' Western alliance' line, of course, was delivered with deadly effect by one Charles J, once the compadre of the man he now found himself needing to put down. But it was taken up - as Haughey knew it would be - by the enemies of both men, the kind of snobs who think the timetime of day you eat your dinner says something about your character."
"'We believe the Ukrainian people should be sovereign and should decide with a democratic manner and with referendums on its future,' Tsipras said, as quoted by the state-run Athens News Agency, of the breakaway referendums that are leading to the country's partition."

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Greece: poll; strong lead for main opposition p... [Published Ansamed - Sep 29 2014]
All still possible in race to top - or bottom -... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 28 2014]
Vugt: Martial law activism [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 27 2014]
DIMAR conference coming up [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 27 2014]
WaPo on Hillary: This “Middle East” thing isn’t... [Published RedState Blog - Sep 25 2014]
‘I’m afraid but I must write to let young peopl... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - Sep 20 2014]
SYRIZA ahead of ND, new opinion poll shows [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 18 2014]
The rise and fall of the Panhellenic Socialist ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Sep 15 2014]
Greece: say the right things, or else... [Published Spiked Online - Sep 15 2014]
Playing Defense and Still Losing [Published Huffington Post - Sep 12 2014]
Greece: decisions regarding non-performing loan... [Published Balkans.com - Sep 12 2014]
House approves unified property tax amendments [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 11 2014]
Storms, rain, expected in western Greece [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 11 2014]
Democratic Left MP says husband should face the... [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 10 2014]
Kouvelis denies reports he has been asked to ru... [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 10 2014]
Bill criminalizing denial of genocides against ... [Published ARKA News Agency - Sep 10 2014]
DIMAR defection fuels upheaval [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 09 2014]
Democratic Left MP quits party [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 09 2014]
Greece: Parliament to pass anti-racism new law ... [Published Ansamed - Sep 08 2014]
DIMAR dissenters meet to decide next move [Published eKathimerini.com - Sep 08 2014]
New foreign affairs chief either inexperienced ... [Published Irish Times - Sep 01 2014]
DIMAR chief Kouvelis hints about presidency [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Aug 30 2014]
Kouvelis avoids ruling out his potential candid... [Published eKathimerini.com - Aug 29 2014]
Minister takes up SMEs’ cause [Published eKathimerini.com - Aug 26 2014]
Gov’t seeks to douse presidency speculation [Published eKathimerini.com - Aug 26 2014]
ND, PASOK seem keen on DIMAR chief for presiden... [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Aug 25 2014]
DIMAR MP backs idea of party leader Kouvelis be... [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Aug 25 2014]
An understated man, done down by snobbery [Published Irish Independent - Aug 24 2014]
Coalition set to nominate Kouvelis for president [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Aug 23 2014]
Beef tribunal: Hollow victory cost Reynolds dearly [Published Irish Examiner - Aug 22 2014]
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WaPo on Hillary: This “Middle East” thing isn’t... [Published RedState Blog - Sep 25 2014]
It’s not exactly a story you’d see out of a media that seems to be going all-in for Hillary otherwise , but it’s one I’d gladly accept: “I support what they are doing,” Clinton said in the interview Wednesday, referring to her former colleagues in ...
House approves unified property tax amendments [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 11 2014]
Greek Parliament on Thursday voted in favor of amendments to the new unified property tax law, ENFIA, with 51 deputies approving the changes and 38 MPs opposing them.New Democracy and PASOK MPs voted in favor, while SYRIZA, Democratic Left, Golden Dawn ...
Kouvelis denies reports he has been asked to ru... [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 10 2014]
Democratic Left (DIMAR) chief Fotis Kouvelis has denied speculation that he has been asked to be the ruling coalition's candidate for president in elections next year.“There has been neither a proposal, nor a hint. There has been no deal, neither in secr... ...
DIMAR defection fuels upheaval [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Sep 09 2014]
Democratic Left (DIMAR) on Tuesday saw its presence in Parliament shrink to 10 after prominent MP Spyros Lykoudis quit, a move that boosted the number of independent MPs in the 300-seat House to 25.According to sources, the former DIMAR secretary plans ...
DIMAR chief Kouvelis hints about presidency [Published ekathimerini.com Latest News - Aug 30 2014]
As the government seeks to play down rumors about its choice of candidate for president, with the term of incumbent Karolos Papoulias set to end in February, Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis rebuffed rumors that he has been approached but ...
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