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Kammenos calls for lynching of mayor but ends up boxing himself into a corner
Panos Kammenos and his anti-bailout Independent Greeks have been showing remarkable resilience in opinion polls despite their limited scope and internal problems that led to some key members leaving the party. Kammenos, though, is putting this durability to the test after being caught on camera advising residents of a village in Halkidiki, northern Greece, to “lynch” their mayor after arsenic was allegedly discovered in their water supply as a result of gold mining in the Skouries forest.
Kammenos is known for bombast that even his opponents take with pinch of salt but his latest outburst, which took place when he did not realise he was being filmed, has the potential to be politically damaging. It has led to a prosecutor launching an in...
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