And the Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow, the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist), the Marxist--Leninist Communist Party, the Workers Revolutionary Party and the Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party of Greece
all won votes, but not seats.
Political parties: Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), New Democracy (ND), Communist Party of Greece
(KKE), Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), and Coalition of the Left (SYNASPISMOS).
The poll showed Pasok with 27 per cent and New Democracy with 21 per cent, the Communist Party of Greece
, KKE, with 8.5 per cent, four per cent for the right-wing LAOS party, three for the SYRIZA radical left alliance, 2.5 per cent for the Ecologists-Greens and six per cent for other parties.
I was struck by a number of similarities between the events in 1945 (British return to Malaya) and events in Greece in late October 1944, when the German occupation army left the country; similarities between the attitudes of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) and the Communist Party of Greece
(CPG); and between the subsequent British policies in the two countries.
Last Sunday we found out that the Communist Party of Greece
(KKE) has a branch in Kyproulla, its proud Stalinist members demonstrating against the air-strikes outside the British base at Akrotiri, which was 'the staging post of death'.
The Communist Party of Greece
(KKE) came in fifth with 5.55 percent and 15 seats, the To Potami Party was sixth with 4.09 percent and 11 seats, and the Independent Greeks Party (ANEL) was seventh with 3.69 percent and 10 seats, while the Union of Centrists won 3.43 percent of the vote with nine seats.