Move to block far-right fuels conflict between ND and SYRIZA

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Far Right, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA
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Parliament passed on Tuesday the government’s amendment aimed mainly at giving the Supreme Court the right to bar far-right Ellines (Greeks) from participating in the upcoming elections, although the legislation continued to be a sore point in the relations between New Democracy and its main rival SYRIZA.

The amendment gives the Supreme Court’s full assembly of judges the ability to ban any party from the elections if its leader is deemed to be just a frontman covering for a group’s actual chief because they cannot stand in the vote due to serving a crim...

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