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Greece bans political parties set by convicts to run in elections

The amendment banning political parties whose leaders have been convicted of crimes from running in the elections was passed in the Greek parliament late on Wednesday. The amendment tabled by the Interior Ministry was passed with the votes of ruling New Democracy (ND) and the PASOK-KINAL. Main opposition SYRIZA voted …

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Justice Minister denies claims “early release for N17 terrorists” due to new Penal Code

Greece’s outgoing justice minister on Monday afternoon categorically denied a bevy of same-day press reports claiming that the country’s revised penal code will make it easier for inmates serving multiple life sentences to achieve an early release, with most of the speculation focusing on whether a handful of convicted urban …

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