PM sees stance on defence issues as vote winner for ND

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Defence, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Manolis Tsafos/Fosphotos
Photo by Manolis Tsafos/Fosphotos

Parliament is due to vote this Wednesday on legislation that would ban the far-right Ellines party from taking part in this year’s elections, which SYRIZA feels Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to turn into a contest about each party’s patriotism.

Mitsotakis and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras crossed swords in the House on Tuesday during a debate over the introduction of a new pay scale for armed forces personnel from 2024. As he had done a few days earlier, the PM argued that SYRIZA was weak on na...

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