ND makes move to stop far-right party from taking part in elections

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Far Right, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]

The government has tabled a legislative amendment aimed at banning former Golden Dawn MP and convicted criminal Ilias Kasidiaris from leading his party, which has shown signs of gaining support recently, into this year’s elections.

The legislation tabled in Parliament on Thursday would see any party led by a person who has been convicted of a crime from taking part in the electoral process. In a statement, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the move would protect constitution...

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