Greece's Golden Dawn to run in European polls

Golden Dawn emerged as the main challenger to the left-wing Syriza party's coalition with the ruling conservative New Democracy Party in 2012 after a political crisis in the country resulting from Greece's dire economic situation led to snap elections.

Greece's Golden Dawn to run in European polls

World Bulletin / News Desk

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has been given permission by the Greek Supreme Court to run in the European Parliament elections this month, despite being at the center of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Six of Golden Dawn's lawmakers are currently awaiting trial on charges of murder, arson and extortion. Party leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos is also faces charges over the murder of a leftist rapper while two others are charged with the murder of a Pakistani migrant.

While two former army generals have been nominated for the European Parliament by Golden Dawn, none of its current 18 lawmakers have put their name down.

Golden Dawn emerged as the main challenger to the left-wing Syriza party's coalition with the ruling conservative New Democracy Party in 2012 after a political crisis in the country resulting from Greece's dire economic situation led to snap elections.

The group has been accused of having neo-Nazi sentiments and features a logo that resembles the logo of Nazi Germany.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Mayıs 2014, 16:04
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