NEA DEXIA (New Right) is a right-wing political party, founded on 13 May 2016 by lawyer and former member of the New Democracy political committee, Failos Kranidiotis.
On May 16, 2016, the party was officially announced via a video posted on the party website.
On June 1, 2016, Failos Kranidiotis handed over the first official press conference at the Electra Palace Hotel in Plaka, where he announced the party’s presidium, consisting of himself, Deputy President Panayiotis Doumas a bussinessman and associate of M. Voridis ex minister in the Samaras Government in the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication, and Secretary General Christos Christidis, a high ranking officer of the greek army, and presented the remaining 17 members of the National Council of the New Right.
In it’s declaration the party calls itself as a party for the normal people and calls for a strong national economy, strong national defence and the preservation of national identity.
Law, Order, Freedom, safe borders, safe neighborhoods, secure public spaces are showcased as the obligation of the democratic state and the right of it’s citizens.
The founder and president of the New Right Failos Kranidiotis was born in 1965. He speaks English, German and Spanish.
He studied Law at the university of Thessaloniki and served his military service on a voluntary basis for the Special Forces for 23 months as a Reserve Officer at the Second Parachute Squadron. He has been practicing free law since 1992. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Network 21, member of the Center for Research and Study of Hellenism and the Committee on Cyprus of the Hellenic Association for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples. He is a member of the Commandos’ Club and the Panhellenic Association of Armed Forces Reserves.
He drafted the introductory report and the bill, which was recognized in 1996 by the Greek Parliament as the Genocide of the Armenians by the Turkish regime.
He was a legal adviser to the Metropolis of the Orthodox Armenians in Greece and the People’s Congress of Kurdistan in Athens.
A close associate of former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras he left the party of New Democracy after its new leader K. Mitsotakis adopted policies not compatible with his conservative views.