Agricultural Livestock Party of Greece

The Agricultural Livestock Party of Greece (Greek: Αγροτικό Κτηνοτροφικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας; AKKEL) is a Greek political party founded in May 2014 with Evangelos (Vakis) Tsiombanidis as president.[1] The headquarters of the Party is located in Sakkos, Orestiada.[2]

Agricultural Livestock Party of Greece
Αγροτικό Κτηνοτροφικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας
LeaderVakis Tsiombanidis
FounderVakis Tsiombanidis
FoundedMay 2014 (2014-05)
HeadquartersSakkos, Orestiada
Youth wingAKKEL Youth
Agrarian reform
Political positionCentre-right[citation needed]
National affiliationNational Alliance
European affiliationEuropean Alliance for Freedom and Democracy
Five Star Direct Democracy (2019)
Colours  Purple
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European Parliament
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History edit

The AKKEL participated autonomously with his own ballot in the 2014 European election,[3] where received 0.57% (32,366 votes).[4] In the national elections of January 2015, he participated as a coalition of parties with the Independent Greeks, the Christian Democratic Party of the Overthrow, the Fiery Greece and the LEYKO,[5] a cooperation that was not repeated in the early parliamentary elections of the same year. In February 2019, AKKEL participated in an event and meeting as a founding member together with the Italian party 5 Star Movement, the Croatian Human Shield, the Polish Kukiz'15 and the Finnish Movement Now with the aim of creating a pan-European electoral alliance for the May 2019 European elections.[6][7][8] In the national elections of July 7, 2019, AKKEL collaborated with EPAM where the alliance received 0.50% of the vote. Since 2020, it participates together with other political organizations in the coalition Unity Initiative.

Ideology edit

The purpose of the party is to represent the farmers and the people of the primary sector in Greece in general. AKKEL's basic ideology according to the party's statute is the development of the country through primary production and it has raised several issues concerning Greek farmers in the European Union. The party refuses to be placed in the left–right political spectrum, considering it obsolete and divisive, while identifying itself as a unifying party.[9]

Electoral results edit

Hellenic Parliament edit

Year Leader Votes % Seats Place
2015 Ι Vakis Tsiombanidis 293.201

(Independent Greeks)

(Independent Greeks)
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7th place
2015 ΙΙ did not participate
2019 28.313

(with EPAM)

(with EPAM)
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11th place

European Parliament edit

Year Leader Votes % Seats Place Faction
2014 Vakis Tsiombanidis 32.356 0,57%
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21st -
2019 32.014 0,57%
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21st -

References edit

  1. ^ "Το ΑΚΚΕΛ οργανώνεται". Θεσσαλική Γη. Archived from the original on 26 April 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "ΑΚΚΕΛ και ΕΠΑΜ στο Επιτηρητικό Φυλάκιο 1 στις Καστανιές Έβρου". (in Greek). 25 February 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Ευρωεκλογές 2014: Οι υποψήφιοι του ΑΚΚΕΛ". 14 May 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Τελικά αποτελέσματα ευρωεκλογών για όλα τα κόμματα". Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Εκλογές 2015: Τα τελικά αποτελέσματα". 25 January 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Greek Farmers' Party to collaborate with Italian 5 Star Movement in European Elections". Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Ευρωεκλογές: Το Αγροτικό και Κτηνοτροφικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας συμμαχεί με τα Πέντε Αστέρια". ProtoThema. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2023.
  8. ^ Borrelli, Silvia Sciorilli (15 February 2019). "Italy's 5Stars launch new group in European Parliament". POLITICO. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  9. ^ "ΑΚΚΕΛ(Αγροτικό Κτηνοτροφικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας)" (PDF). (in Greek). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2023.

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