ND seeks to capitalise on divergent views over defence procurements

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Defence, KINAL, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Although there was broad approval in Parliament on Tuesday for Greece’s purchase of an extra six Rafale jets and up to 4 Belharra frigates from France, the debate around the procurements still provided ample opportunity for political differences, particularly between New Democracy and SYRIZA to be aired.

The purchases of the fighters and vessels was approved by New Democracy, KINAL and ultra-nationalist Greek Solution, while SYRIZA abstained from the vote. The Communist Party (KKE) and radical left MERa25 voted against the deals.

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