National Popular Consciousness
Εθνική Λαϊκή Συνείδηση

Ethnikí Laïkí Syneídisi
PresidentGiorgos Loukakos
Giannis Zografos
Honorary PresidentGiannis Lagos
FounderGiannis Lagos
FoundedNovember 9, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-11-09)
Split fromGolden Dawn
HeadquartersAthens
IdeologyGreek nationalism[1]
Anti-immigration
Euroscepticism
Conservatism
Neo-fascism[2][3]
Political positionFar-right[4]
ReligionGreek Orthodox Church
European affiliationAlliance for Peace and Freedom[5]
European Parliament groupNon-Inscrits
ColoursBlue
Anthem
"Ύμνος Ε.ΛΑ.ΣΥΝ"[6]
"E.LA.SYN anthem"
European Parliament
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Website
https://elasyn.com

The National Popular Consciousness (ELASYN; Greek: Εθνική Λαϊκή ΣυνείδησηΕΛΑΣΥΝ) is a Greek nationalist[1] political party, which was founded in 2019. The founder and president of the party is MEP Giannis Lagos, who is currently serving 13 years in jail for his participation in Golden Dawn.[7]

Foundation

The National Popular Consciousness was founded by the convicted criminal and independent[8] MEP, from the Golden Dawn, Giannis Lagos.[9] On 9 November 2019, the Founding Conference of the party took place, which was attended by former MPs Panagiotis Iliopoulos, Giorgos Germenis and Sotiria Vlachou as well as other executives who had left the Golden Dawn.[10] The party has also received support by the controversial far-right author Konstantinos Plevris.[10] The Founding Declaration of the party was presented at the Conference and electoral procedures were held, through which Giannis Lagos was elected president and the Coordinating Council.

History

In December 2020, the formation of a coalition was announced by ELASYN, The Popular Hellenic Patriotic Union (LEPEN), the "Spartans" party, the United Front of Greek Ideology of Compatriots (EMEIS) and the Front Line, with the prospect of a joint electoral descent with the name K.Y.M.A of Hellenism.[11] In February 2021, the coalition announced the collaboration of the formation with the retired captain and chief of the Popular Citizens Movement (LAKIP) Andreas Petropoulos.

In March 2021, following a meeting of the Coordinating Council and with the consent of Giannis Lagos, the party was jointly chaired by George Loukakos and Giannis Zografos. Giannis Lagos was appointed honorary president of the party.[12]

In November 2021, ELASYN announced its departure from the K.Y.M.A of Hellenism.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b Νέο εθνικιστικό κόμμα ιδρύει ο Γιάννης Λαγός. Newpost.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. ^ Ο Γιάννης Λαγός εντάχθηκε στην ομάδα της παράταξης APF στο ευρωκοινοβούλιο (in Greek). Pro News. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ Daniel Mützel (27 April 2016). "European Parliament funding of neo-Nazi conference rings alarm bells". Euractiv. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  4. ^ «Βόμβα»! Ιδρύεται νέο κόμμα στα… άκρα δεξιά – Πώς θα ονομάζεται, paraskhnio.gr, 5 November 2019.
  5. ^ Στην ευρωομάδα APF η ΕΛΑΣΥΝ. Ο Γ. Λαγός εκπρόσωπος της ομάδας στο ευρωκοινοβούλιο [+βιδεο] (in Greek). Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  6. ^ ΥΜΝΟΣ ΕΛΑΣΥΝ. YouTube.com. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Leader of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party sentenced to 13 years prison". euronews. 14 October 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  8. ^ Ανεξαρτητοποιείται ο Γιάννης Λαγός από τη Χρυσή Αυγή. ProtoThema (in Greek). 1 July 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  9. ^ Νέο ακροδεξιό κόμμα από πρώην χρυσαυγίτες - Επικεφαλής ο Λαγός. XrimaOnline.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  10. ^ a b Νέο κόμμα από Λαγό-"Καιάδα"-Ηλιόπουλο – Με τις "ευλογίες" του πατρός Πλεύρη (Video). www.topontiki.gr (in Greek). 5 November 2019. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  11. ^ MM (21 December 2020). ΙΣΧΥΣ ΕΝ ΤΗ ΕΝΩΣΕΙ. ΕΛΑΣΥΝ (in Greek). Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  12. ^ MM (31 March 2021). ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ. ΕΛΑΣΥΝ (in Greek). Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  13. ^ https://elasyn.com/2021/11/01/%CE%B4%CE%B5%CE%BB%CF%84%CE%AF%CE%BF-%CF%84%CF%8D%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%85-%CE%B5-%CE%BB%CE%B1-%CF%83%CF%85%CE%BD/