In an announcement issued on Friday, main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) called for a resort to the polls as a reply to the “tacticism” of far-right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avgi) and so that voters can give a “double reply to fascism and the policy of impoverishment.”
The people want an end to the immunity enjoyed by GD, SYRIZA claimed, and stressed that this required shedding full light on cases involving GD, removing far-right enclaves within the state, implementing the existing legal framework and boosting anti-racist legislation. “There is no room for half-hearted words and provocative delays,” the announcement said.
The main opposition party blamed the government for attempting to politically exploit the phenomenon represented by GD in order to further a “strategy of tension and the theory of the two extremes,” at a time when Greek society was faced with the “monster of fascism and realising the massive responsibility of the police and its political leadership for the spread of Nazi violence.”
According to SYRIZA, the government’s stance was “extremely dangerous and irresponsible” and led to its further isolation from the majority of the Greek people that wanted a clear answer defending democracy from its enemies.