Far-right party banned, possibly reducing threshold for election majority

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

The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to ban the far-right Ellines from taking part in the upcoming elections could have a significant impact on the possibility of a majority government being formed, particularly if there is a second vote.

A panel of high court judges ruled 9-1 that Ellines, founded by former Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris, should not be allowed to participate in the May 21 ballot. The reasoning behind the decision has not been published but some reports suggest that the...

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