The "great replacement" comes to Greece - how a far-right meme appeared in mainstream politics

Society Tags: Ideology, Migration, New Democracy, Refugees By: Georgia Nakou
Photo by Panayotis/Tzamaros
Photo by Panayotis/Tzamaros

While the popularity of the far right in Greece appeared to wane with the defeat of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn at the polls, there are worrying signs that some of the extreme ideas once associated with the fringes of politics have been absorbed into the political mainstream.

In particular, popular debate around Greece’s demographic crisis appears to have been hijacked by a nativist, quasi-religious agenda, which has adopted the vocabulary of the “great replacement” theory popular in the European far-right.

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