Judicial row erupts over election legislation as poll points to ND recovery

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Far Right, Justice, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

As Greece enters Holy Week, ahead of the celebration of Christian Orthodox Easter this coming Sunday, the election campaign has been overshadowed by a fresh row over the government’s efforts to tinker with legislation aimed at preventing the far-right Ellines (Greeks) party from taking part in the upcoming ballot.

Just weeks after passing a law that would have allowed the first section of the Supreme Court to bar a party from taking part in the election if it is deemed that its genuine leaders, rather than frontmen, have been convicted of crimes. Last week, forme...

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