Neo-Nazi party has election breakthrough in Greece, leader warns ‘time for fear has come’
Fed-up Greek voters took to the polls Sunday to deliver a devastating blow to the political establishment and made hard turns to both the far-left and the far-right, with both a Communist Party and a Neo-Nazi party winning a significant number of seats.
Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn won its first seats in the Greek parliament since the end of the military junta in 1974, winning 21 out of 300 seats.
The party’s leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, warned rivals and reformers that “the time for fear has come” after his breakthrough.
“The time for fear has come for those who betrayed this homeland,” he said at a news conference, flanked by young men with shaved heads.
“We are coming.”
Golden Dawn won about 7% of the popular vote.
In the 2009 election, the adamantly anti-immigrant party scored a mere 0.29% of the popular vote.
Michaloliakos has said Greece can survive…
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