Greek Parliament Freezes Funding for Far Rightists

Washington Post, December 18, 2013

Greece has cut off state funding for the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party in keeping with a law that requires that punishment for parties accused of criminal activities.

Parliament voted 241-26 on Wednesday to suspend the funding. Five lawmakers abstained and 28 were absent.

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Golden Dawn’s leader and two other of its 18 lawmakers were jailed in September, charged with membership in a criminal organization. {snip}

The party’s leadership has expressed admiration for Adolf Hitler, and it was once marginal. But recent polls have made it Greece’s third most popular party, thanks in part to the country’s economic crisis.

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