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Party of Democratic Socialism (Greece)

Party of Democratic Socialism (Greek: Κόμμα Δημοκρατικού Σοσιαλισμού (ΚΟΔΗΣΟ), Komma Dimokratikou Sosialismou) is a former Greek centre-left political party founded in 1979 by former members of EDIK. Its first president was Yagos Pesmazoglou.

Party of Democratic Socialism (Greece)

Κόμμα Δημοκρατικού Σοσιαλισμού
LeaderYagos Pesmazoglou
Founded1979
Dissolved1989
Split fromUnion of the Democratic Centre
Merged intoSynaspismos
IdeologySocial democracy
Social liberalism
Radicalism
Political positionCentre-left

It participated in the National Elections of 1981 in a coalition with Peasants and Workers Party gained 0.7%, whereas in the elections for the European Parliament in 1981 earning a seat in the European Parliament for its president Yagos Pesmazoglou.

In the elections for the European Parliament in 1984 the party gained 0.8% and Yagos Pesmazoglou resigned. He was succeeded by Babis Protopapas.

Shortly before the National Elections of 1985, the withdrawal of Sotiris Kouvelas and Virginia Tsouderou led the party to participate with New Democracy.

In 1986, the party led to a more left direction resulting in KODISO be one of the parties which created in 1989 the Coalition of the Left and Progress.