Migrant boat tragedy forces temporary halt on election campaigning

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Far Right, Migration, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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Migration has shot to the top of the political agenda in Greece, as all election campaigning has been suspended following a deadly shipwreck which took place off the coast of the Peloponnese on Wednesday.

The sinking of a fishing boat believed to be carrying migrants from Libya to Italy has claimed 79 lives while 104 have been rescued, however estimates of the total number on board range between 400 and 700. This would make it one of the deadliest such i...

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