New Democracy moves to corral far-right vote, as PM braces for more surveillance evidence

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Institutions, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The ambivalent stance adopted by the leadership of New Democracy to the funeral of the former king Constantine has been attacked by opposition parties who see it as a play for the far-right vote, an impression amplified by the government’s plan to block an offshoot of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party from participating in the upcoming elections.

The conservatives continue to fight fire on the surveillance front, after being lambasted by the European Parliament’s spyware committee and warned of further revelations from the communications privacy watchdog.

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