Rare moment of unity as MPs agree to stop Golden Dawn’s state funding

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]

It does not happen often but early on Wednesday morning, the overwhelming majority of Greek MPs voted in favour of an amendment submitted to Parliament. The legislation will see state funding to Golden Dawn halted in the wake of charges being levelled against its leader and several MPs.

The amendment received backing from New Democracy, PASOK, Democratic Left and SYRIZA, gathering 235 “yes” votes in the 300-seat Parliament. Independent Greeks and the Communist Party voted “present”. This kind of parliamentary support had not been seen ...

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