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Supreme court excludes Kasidiaris’ neo-Nazi party from elections

Greece’s supreme Court excluded the party of neo-Nazi and Golden Dawn convict Ilias Kasidiaris from the general elections on May 21. the party is one of the 14 excluded from the elections out of a 50 in total submissions. With a majority vote of 9 to 1, the judges ruled …

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Golden Dawn No 2 Kasidiaris leaves party

Ilias Kasidiaris number 2 in the hierarchy of far-right and neo-Nazi  Golden Dawn has turned his back to the party leader Nikos Michaloliakos. He announced on Thursday that he will establish his own party with the participation of “prominent and serious people.” He justified his decision to leave GD saying …

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Far-right Spartans MPs under scrutiny for possible elections fraud

Eleven MPs of the far-right party Spartiates (Spartans) have been summoned by the Supreme Court prosecutor to provide explanations as suspects for their potential involvement in electoral fraud during this year’s legislative elections. A request has already been made to Parliament to lift their immunity. As outlined in the prosecutor’s …

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Abstention in Greece’s elections hits record high

The highest abstention rate in a Greek national election was set on Sunday, reaching 47.17%, surpassing the previous record set in the September 2015 election, when it reached 43.84%. The abstention rate has been consistently above 35% for the last 14 years, given the delays in clearing the electoral rolls. …

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47 parties apply to general elections, among them of GoldenDawn convict

Forty-seven parties, party coalitions, and individuals have submitted applications to Greece’s Supreme Court by Wednesday evening for approval to run in the May 21 national elections. The submissions deadline is midnight Wednesday, while the deadline for party ballots (including the candidate MPs) is midnight Saturday. The Supreme Court will announce …

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Poll: Ruling ND leads with 6.5% over main opposition SYRIZA

Ruling New Democracy enjoys a 6.2-point lead over main opposition SYRIZA, according to an opinion poll conducted by Alco, on behalf of broadcaster Alpha. If elections were held now, 31.6% of respondents said they would vote for conservative New Democracy, 25.4% for left-wing SYRIZA, 8.9% for socialist PASOK, 6.1% for …

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Supreme Court Vice resigns in legal dispute over far-right party ban

The vice-president of the Supreme Court resigned on Monday in legal dispute with the conservative Mitsotakis government over the ban on far-right party ahead of the upcoming general elections on May 21. Vice president Christos Tzanerikos was going to preside over the A1 Section of the courts that will judge …

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Greek far-right party seeks to defy election ban

 A retired senior prosecutor in Greece was named Friday as the new leader of a far-right party as it seeks to sidestep a ban on its participation in an upcoming general election. Participation of the Greeks Party could potentially change the outcome of the May 21 parliamentary election as poll …

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Fist Poll after Train collision: Causes, vote intention, ND losses

The first public opinion poll after the deadly train collision on February 28 was published by ANT1 TV on Thursday. Overwhelming majority of citizens want thorough investigation of the crash, while ruling New Democracy is suffering vote intention losses. In voting intention, the conservative Mitsotakis government New Democracy has lost …

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Amendment to exclude electoral candidates with criminal past at the Parliament

An amendment setting out conditions for drafting ballot combinations of individual candidates or party coalitions running in national elections that excludes candidates who have been sentenced for serious crimes was tabled in Greek Parliament by the Interior ministry on Thursday. The Greek government saw the necessity of tabling such an …

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SYRIZA to abstain from Parliament voting, demands elections date

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA announced on Tuesdaythat will no longer participate in Parliament voting with only one exception. At a press conference, leader Alexis Tsipras demanded the dissolution of the Parliament and immediate declaration of elections date, accusing the conservative New Democracy government of being “morally and politically compromised.” …

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Inquiry into Golden Dawn convict MP’s elections campaign from prison

Greek authorities are investigating how ex-Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris has been able to launch a new political party and run a moderately successful election campaign from the maximum-security Domokos Prison. Despite restrictions on communications, the convicted neo-Nazi has 122,000 followers on YouTube – his main campaigning tool – and …

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Court rules 38 Golden Dawn convicts, incl leaders, ex MPs, straight to jail

The whole leadership of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn will go straight to jail, the Appeals Court in Athens ruled on Thursday. In  its historic decision, the Court moved in total opposite direction of the prosecutor’s recommendations for suspended sentences and decided that 38 out of 50 GD convicts will not …

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Three men sentenced for Boutaris attack, however, on suspension or bail

The Misdemeanor court in Thessaloniki found guilty three men for the attack against the mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris. The court sentenced one 20-eyar-old and a 36-year-old to 14 months imprisonment and the second 20-year-old to 21 months. The sentence is suspended for 3 years for the two 20-year-olds. There …

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