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Varoufakis reveals the name of his Greek political party, sets inauguration date

Former finance minister and controversial political figure Yanis Varoufakis revealed the name of the political party with which the pan-European movement DiEM25 will contest elections in Greece.

And the name of DiEM25’s Greek political party is….

We have white smoke! DiEM25’s members overwhelmingly approved the name of our new Greek electoral wing – the political party with which DiEM25 will contest elections in Greece, returning the spirit of the Greek Spring to the place of its birth. As with all major DiEM25 decisions, members voted from across Europe, confirming once again that another Europe is not just possible – but that it is here, within DiEM25! This is the splendid innovation that DiEM25 has ushered into European and national politics, turning European Internationalism into a reality and a European Demos into a tangible possibility.

And the name of our Greek party?



Why ‘front’?

  • Because Greece is suffocating in a Europe that is deconstructing itself
  • Because, as long as countries like Greece are suffocating, Europe will be deconstructing itself, thus reinforcing the suffocation of Greece

Only a broad, unifying, pan-european front against our Oligarchy-Without-Borders, that is responsible for Greece’s debt-bondage, can ever give breathing space to Greece and relief to its citizens.

Why ‘European realist disobedience’?

  • Because the only way to be a responsible Greek citizen today is to disobey the ludicrous policies that are responsible for Greece’s dessertification
  • Because the only way of respecting Greece’s Parliamentarianism, Constitution and… common sense is to end the blind obedience to the directives of the troika and its domestic agents

Authentic Greek Europeanists, today, understand that they have a duty to disobey the incompetent pseudo-technocrats who, on the altar of narrow oligarchic interests, are sacrificing Greece while de-legitimising Europe.

Why MeRA?

Because ‘mera’ in Greek translates into ‘day’, or ‘diem’ in Latin. And because Greeks have had enough of the long night of debt bondage to which they have been condemned for so many consecutive years.

Over the next days and weeks, our members’ decision to create MeRA25 will lead to our new Greek party’s Manifesto.

On Tuesday 20/2 a pre-inauguration public meetings will take place in Kalamata (Municipal Cultural Centre, at 7.30pm)

on Monday 26/3, MeRA25’s inauguration will take place in Athens.

This is merely the beginning. Greece is merely the beginning. Onwards to our pan-European campaign, culminating in the May 2019 European Parliament elections!

Carpe DiEM25 (and… MeRA25)


PS Size the day with a ‘kalimera*’, my grandma used to say….

*good morning or good day in Greek

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  1. It will be interesting to see how he proposes to free Greece from the shackles of the troika. I rather like Varoufakis, and think he would probably make a good leader – certainly better than the incestuous cabal that stalks the corridors of power at the moment. I do, however, have reservations about his left-wing politics, which inevitably result in reliance on state sponsorship in too many areas of the economy. What the Greeks need now is an economic climate where the state employs a light regulatory touch and allows the economy to blossom.

  2. Varoufakis was the “leader” that took the possibility of Greece leaving the eurozone and / or the EU off the table immediately in his very first meeting with the Eurogroup, thus leaving Greece with zero bargaining chips.

    He and his / / are 100% for the dissolution of the sovereignty of ALL states of the EU into one EUSA or EUSSR (take your pick).

    He is also fully backed by George Soros.

    He also urged all Greeks “as a moral duty” to back Macron, the anti-working class / pro-EUSA / ex-Rothschild & Cie French president. French banks, including Rothschild & Cie, are prominent ‘creditors’ and beneficiaries of “Greek debt’, and prominent fire-sale-buyers of Greek companies public and private.

    Finally, it is very pro-EUSA / one-statist for non-greek members of DIem25 to decide on the name & platform of the new Greek party: even the EU Parliament last week voted AGAINST non-sovereign interference into sovereign matters.

    Thus Varoufakis is NOT what he cleverly self-advertises – with the help of expensive unnamed PR companies.

  3. @Tsigantes

    Interesting. I had no idea he was in the Soros camp of thinking. I view Soros as one of the most dangerous (to liberty) men on the planet.

    It’s true, all I really know about Varoufakis is what I see in the news, and as you point out, that information stream can be manipulated if one has the right contacts. It looks like I’ll have to re-evaluate my opinion of him.