Greek Presidential Candidate: I Will Not Accept Being Elected With Golden Dawn Votes



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Greek Presidential candidate Stavros Dimas ruled out the scenario of being elected as the next President with the votes of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. “As I respect the democratic institutions, I will not accept being elected President of the Republic with Golden Dawn votes,” Dimas underlined, commenting on the ongoing speculation that the xenophobic party’s MPs could vote for him.

Nevertheless, Greece ‘s Administrative Reform Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and Parliament Third Vice President Christos Markogiannakis appeared to be in line with Dimas, dismissing the scenarios that want ruling New Democracy to be accepting Golden Dawn’s support.

Commenting on the scenarios regarding a possible effect Golden Dawn MPs’ votes could have on the result of the third ballot for the election of a new Greek President, Mitsotakis told Greek television: “Don’t even think about it. There will be New Democracy MPs who will not vote for a President if Golden Dawn says ‘yes’… I refuse to join forces with Golden Dawn for the President’s election. My vote will not contribute to the legitimization of Golden Dawn through the Presidential election. I will vote ‘present’; and I believe I will not be the only one to do so.”

Markogiannakis said that “we do not accept support from a criminal organization.”


9 COMMENTS

  1. Golden Dawn’s MP’s have voted against the New Democracy-Pasok Presidential candidate Stavros Dimas in the first two rounds and have clearly stated that they will vote against Stavros Dimas in the third and final round, thereby digging the political grave for both New Democracy and PASOK, the two parties which are the gravediggers of Greece.

  2. ND’s “Crown Prince” Kyriakos Mitsotakis is obviously using comedy as it is highly unlikely GD will vote for Dimas. Even if there is an attempt to bribe them out of jail, infuse the party’s coffers and their own with cash, they will not vote in support. After ND’s fall the only Rightist party that will remain will be Golden Dawn.

  3. What is your complaint maluca.
    Is it the ancient Greek art that disgusts you ?
    Are you just another anti Hellenic racist ?
    Your a lefty, right….lol
    Do you like yourself, as most lefties despise themselves and are not capable of deciphering whats written on the wall.Even when they have written it themselves in an act of defience as graffiti, burning people in banks or just the usuall firebombing and destruction of peoples property.Or even as a comment posted here for that matter.
    Its all the same hypocritical shi7 to everyone else.
    Oh, what was GD’s crime again ?
    Enlighten us angry one.
    Im here to help.A shoulder to cry on.
    Let it out.

  4. The only political parties capable of saving our countries are those willing to take measures that are unfortunately repugnant to the mainstream parties. We must imbibe “democracy” at all costs; we shall go to our graves, good democrats, and what nobler end than to die refusing to take up the political options that could have preserved life?

  5. You, moderator, do see my words? You won’t approve them, because you fear their sanity, and the contagiousness of their beauty. Sit there, behind your computer, and know that I see you, from here. I see through you, into the depths of your empty soul. And know this: We will win. Your days are fewer than you can imagine.

    “The only political parties capable of saving our countries are those willing to take measures that are unfortunately repugnant to the mainstream parties. We must imbibe “democracy” at all costs; we shall go to our graves, good democrats, and what nobler end than to die refusing to take up the political options that could have preserved life?”

  6. I suspect that the events in France will boost the far right in the next greek election. With good reason too. All parties condemn the far right for being anti-immigrant but they have been warning about Muslim attacks – and drawing attention to the horrific crimes in the name of Islam while the mainstream parties are too afraid of being labeled as bigots to mention these crimes. They have turned the word Islamophobia into a bad word. But it represents a very rational fear of a maniacal religious sect. The left has drawn Muslims into Europe with promises of welfare and character assassinations on anyone who advocates for less then fully open borders. the moderate right has only timidly responded that maybe the immigrants should sort of, sometimes get jobs and kind of obey laws if that is not too much to ask.
    I would hate to see the far right come to power in Greece or anywhere else in Europe but I can’t say I don’t expect it. The mainstream is just too unwilling to confront what the people see as a real threat. That is only going to benefit the far right.

  7. The Meandros has been displayed in Greece for more than 2000 years. Were all those ancient Greeks then disgusting?? What is most amusing is that i found the Meandros decorating the porticoes of some Jewish synagogues. Do you suppose those Jews were closet Nazis then??
    When you lie and say that GD supported armed violence yet you find no arms, When you say they all conspired to murder when there has been just one murder done by a single supporter and all evidence shows it was done in a melee of football hooligamism When you allege fantastic coinspiracies but can find no evidence. when i fact the only evidence is that the Golden Dawn want to gain political power to protect Greek nationals against the rapacious international banksters, your allegations dissolve into the deliberate lies they were.