SYRIZA leadership contenders enter final stretch, as ID cards become latest headache for govt

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Far Right, New Democracy, Religion, SYRIZA

As the campaign for the SYRIZA leadership elections enters its final week, the five candidates are making their final pitches for the top job, with former Labour Minister Efi Achtsioglou remaining the favourite to win the contest.

Meanwhile, the upcoming launch of EU-compliant identity cards is threatening to become a major distraction for the government, as far-right parties are backing public protests prompted by alarmist messages about the new documents.

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