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European Tribune - Golden Dawn arrests in Greece: A quick note
The government is planning - it seems - to evade a round of local by-elections (which should occur if GD MPs resign en masse) by a totally unconstitutional change of electoral law. This is an outrage against democracy of course and is due to the fear of losing an election to SYRIZA, despite supposed gains after GD's ban.

So what are they planning to do? Arresting the MPs and keep the seats empty? And thus improving the weight of their own seats?

I can't come up with a non-azi example right now, though there probably is. So with the risk of Godwin-related derailment, that is actually what the NSDAP and DNVP did in 1933 when they banned the KPD and annulled their seats.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Oct 2nd, 2013 at 06:57:30 AM EST
If they don't resign, and are in jail, isn't the effect the same? Does Greek law force them to resign? This wasn't the case in Britain, and the law was only changed after Bobby Sands was elected.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 2nd, 2013 at 07:08:54 AM EST
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