Golden Dawn rears its head in local polls, prompting rethink from main parties

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Parliament
en_GB Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]

The first round of local elections on Sunday reinforced the belief that the threat of Golden Dawn to Greece’s political system has not disappeared and it has forced the mainstream parties to come up with new ways of tackling the matter.

The Neo-Nazi party had a particularly strong presence in Athens, where spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris got more than 16 percent of the votes in the mayoral race. His fellow lawmaker Ilias Panagiotaros grabbed just over 11 percent in the contest for the Attic...

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