Governing party MPs rally around ex-transport minister to fend off opposition attacks

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Disasters, New Democracy, Parliament, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

New Democracy politicians presented a united front defending the government against a censure motion triggered by its handling of the deadly Tempe rail crash. Their fulsome support for resigned transport minister Kostas Karamanlis brought condemnation from the opposition parties, who accuse the government of arrogance.

The conservatives escalated their strategy of all-out confrontation in the second of the three days scheduled to debate on the motion, with MPs opting to paint the opposition as hapless and compromised political opportunists rather than respond to their...

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