Preparations for local elections expose SYRIZA weakness

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, SYRIZA

SYRIZA stole a march on its political opponents recently by naming its candidates for May’s local elections ahead of rival parties but the move is threatening to backfire due to controversy over some of the appointments.

The leftist party, which is hoping to achieve a landmark victory over New Democracy in May’s local and European Parliament polls, announced its list of 13 candidates for regional governorships last weekend. As is customary for local elections, which wil...

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