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Greek Elections Original: Party-Candidate Votes in Favor of Another Party

The candidate of far-right LAOS in Arcadia, Peloponnese, was angry at leader Giorgos Karatzeferis. So he casted a vote in favor of …extreme-right Chrysi Avgi although his name was in LAOS ballot paper. At May 6 elections candidate Konstantinos Panagakos managed to come second on the area as many voters marked his name with a cross.

However, at June 17 repeat elections, voters do not mark their preference and candidates are chosen according to party priority list.

“He put me on third position” Panagakos told local media and explained why for the first time after 12 years he did not vote for LAOS.

Video: Candidate Panagakos

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“Karatzaferis cheats on us, he tells us, he wants to send away illegal immigrants but at the previous elections he had hired Albanians to distribute the party’s ballot papers,” Panagakos said among others adding that Karatzaferis does not want nationalists in his party.

“I casted my vote for Chysi Avgi (Golden Dawn)” the politically frustrated and deeply disappointed candidate told  

PS What’s the fuzz about 2nd or third position? LAOS did not manage to pass the 3% threshold and send party officials to Greek Parliament at May 6 elections. LAOS is expected not to pass it on June 17 elections too.

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