Neo-Nazi party holds torch-lit march in Greece ahead of new election
ATHENS — Holding torches and chanting “Foreigners out of Greece!” some 2,000 supporters of the extreme right Golden Dawn party marched through central Athens ahead of elections in the financially struggling country. The heavily policed rally on Tuesday ended peacefully.
Golden Dawn, prominent members of which have expressed admiration for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, won nearly 7% per cent of the vote in May 6 elections and 21 seats in the 300-member parliament.
But that election failed to produce a coalition government because of strong disagreement among parties over whether to honour Greece’s international bailout loan terms. New elections are set for June 17