Greek Pre-Election Debate on September 9

Greek Political Parties AgreeThe Greek public will witness the country’s political leaders confront each other on camera less than two weeks before the September 20 elections.

Greece’s political party leaders will engage in a televised debate on September 9. Golden Dawn President Nikos Michaloliakos will not be part of the debate.

Reports had previously surfaced that the debate would take place on September 10 but an intra-party committee decided to hold the debate a day earlier. A new committee meeting that will prescribe the conditions and rules of the debate will take place on midday Saturday.

A second debate between former Greek Prime Minister and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis is expected to take place on September 14. An intra-party committee meeting on this matter will be held Monday.


  1. Someone please explain to the readers why XA’s leader Michaloliakos is not participating. Is he contagious or has some affliction that prevents the leader of Greece’s third most popular party from participating, or was it a voluntary act on his part not to debate? Tolerance seems to be highly subjective these days.

  2. XA leader Nikolaos Michaliolakos is the ONLY party leader who did not receive an invite to the debate, despite the fact that he leads the 3rd most popular party in Greece in line with all recent polls, & in line with the results of the May 2014 EU parliamentary elections, & January 2015 National elections.

    XA leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos stated in a TV interview today that he will exhaust all legal measures to try to ensure he is granted a seat at the September 9th party leaders debate, including contacting the President to ask him to intervene, but he also stated that he doesn’t expect his efforts to bear fruit, i.e. he doesn’t expect to be invited to the debate regardless of the immoral, undemocratic, & likely illegal act of denying him a spot at the debate. Michaloliakos said that the “mafia” that has run Greece for decades, has decided not to allow the Greek electorate to hear what he has to say.

  3. No, he is not “contagious”, the meaning of the word being that it can spread to others, he is simply a disgrace and an embarrassment to Greece.


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