Coalition and New Democracy at odds over anti-government protests

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy
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The government distanced itself on Thursday from comments made by Education Minister Nikos Fylis in which he suggested plans to hold next week protests in Athens and Thessaloniki against the government are at the “outer edge of what is permissible” under the Greek constitution.

Fylis also questioned the motives behind the demonstrations, which are not sponsored by a particular party. The minister suggested that opposition groups and others who would like the coalition to collapse may be secretly backing the rallies, which are ...

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