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News bites @ 10 | Athens News

6. BROTHER PARTIES New Democracy has landed itself in a spot of trouble after its election coordinator in northern Greece, Panayiotis Psomiadis, described neo-Nazi Golden Dawn as a "brother, centre-right party of New Democracy". The comment was made some days ago and Psomiadis denied it. The issue returned on Wednesday when a recording of the comment surfaced on YouTube. Last year, a court removed Psomiadis from his position of governor of Central Macedonia after it found him found guilty of cancelling a fine for a petrol station owner while he was Thessaloniki prefect.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jun 14th, 2012 at 03:43:44 AM EST
I really don't get this. They really think they can pick up enough extreme-right votes to beat Syriza, without being abandoned by centrists?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Jun 14th, 2012 at 06:00:49 AM EST
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Yes.

ekathimerini.com | New Democracy official 'not bothered' by Golden Dawn

"Personally, I'm not bothered by Chrysi Avgi, apart from any extreme behaviour, which I condemn," said Psomiadis, who was brought back into the ND fold for these elections after losing his post last year after being found guilty of cancelling a fine for a gas station while he was Thessaloniki prefect.

Psomiadis is then reported to have told reporters that ND would perform well in Thrace as it was attracting support from "sibling center right parties" such as Democratic Alliance, Independent Greeks, Drasi and Chrysi Avgi. He added that he was in talks with members of the far right part in a bid to convince them to move to ND.

Regarding abandonment by those right of centre, I wouldn't bet on that. (Then again I don't think too highly of them.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Jun 14th, 2012 at 06:19:13 AM EST
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to enforce their austerity should they get a majority, or undermine syriza should they fall short.
by wu ming on Fri Jun 15th, 2012 at 05:43:23 AM EST
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