Freethinkers' Party

Freethinker's Party

Κόμμα των Ελευθεροφρόνων
LeaderIoannis Metaxas
FoundedNovember 1922
Dissolved4 August 1936
Split fromPeople's Party
HeadquartersAthens, Greece
NewspaperNea Imera
IdeologyGreek nationalism
Agrarianism
Monarchism
Metaxism[1]
Political positionFar-right
ReligionGreek Orthodox
International affiliationNone
Colours     Black
Party flag
Freethinkers Party flag.png
[2]

The Freethinkers' Party (Greek: Κόμμα των Ελευθεροφρόνων) was a Greek nationalist and monarchist party founded and led by Ioannis Metaxas who was the Prime Minister and dictator of Greece from 1936 to 1941.[3] It was formally founded in November 1922 after the adoption of the party's manifesto that was unveiled on 13 October 1922.[4] Metaxas had the party and all other parties dissolved following the establishment of the 4th of August Regime, in which he ruled as an official independent.[5]

The first programmatic declaration of the party was published in the daily Nea Imera on 13 October 1922.

Electoral results[edit]

Results 1926–1936
(year links to election page)
Year Type of Election Votes % Mandates
1926
General
151,660
15.78
52 / 286
1928
General
53,958
5.3
1 / 250
1929
Senate
22,518
2.73
2 / 92
1932
General
18,591
1.59
3 / 254
1933
General
25,758
2.3
6 / 248
1936
General
50,137
3.9
7 / 300

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.ioannismetaxas.gr/Komma%20Eleftherofronon.pdf
  2. ^ http://metaxas-project.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/6K12.025-%CE%9F-%CE%99%CF%89%CE%B1%CC%81%CE%BD%CE%BD%CE%B7%CF%82-%CE%9C%CE%B5%CF%84%CE%B1%CE%BE%CE%B1%CC%81%CF%82-%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%B8%CF%85%CC%81%CE%BD%CE%B5%CE%B9-%CE%BB%CE%BF%CC%81%CE%B3%CE%BF-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B1-%CE%BC%CE%B5%CC%81%CE%BB%CE%B7-%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%BA%CE%BF%CC%81%CE%BC%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%BF%CF%82-%CF%84%CF%89%CE%BD-%CE%95%CE%BB%CE%B5%CF%85%CE%B8%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%86%CF%81%CE%BF%CC%81%CE%BD%CF%89%CE%BD.jpg
  3. ^ Peter Davies, Derek Lynch. The Routledge companion to fascism and the far right. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: Routledge, 2002. Pp. 276.
  4. ^ Marina Petrakis. The Metaxas Myth: Dictatorship and Propaganda in Greece. London, England, UK; New York, New York, USA: I. B. Taurus, 2006. Pp. 18.
  5. ^ Jürgen Fischer. Balkan strongmen: dictators and authoritarian rulers of South Eastern Europe. London, England, UK: Purdue University Press, 2007. Pp. 181.