Protests and policing shake up political agenda as early election scenarios resurface

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis/Tzamaros
Photo by Panayotis/Tzamaros

The controversy over growing protests and the reaction of the police continued over the three-day weekend which marked the start of Lent in Greece, prompting what seems increasingly like a strategic turning point for the country’s main political parties.

The clash between government and opposition in Parliament on Friday has seen new battle lines drawn around the “law and order” agenda, which many commentators read as a preparation for early elections.

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