Søndagens lokalvalg i Hellas viste at Gyllent Daggry fremdeles er på fremmarsj.
På landsbasis fikk de 8% av stemmene. Dette blir beskrevet som bekymringsverdig høyt med tanke på at alle de 18 parlamentsrepresentantene er anklaget for å lede og drive en kriminell organisasjon. Seks av de atten, inkludert lederen, Nikos Michaloliakos, sitter i fengsel i påvente av dom.
The neo-Nazi Golden Party received 20.7% of the vote in the 4th electoral district of Athens, which includes the areas of Kolonos and Sepolia, while in the 6th elector district (Kypseli and Patisia) the neo-Nazi party came in second with 18.8% of votes.
The Minister of Health Adonis Georgiadis appeared on SKAI on Monday and called the result “a disgrace” and added that the voters had “a personal responsibility” for electing a neo-Nazi party in their choice to protest against the coalition government.
Gresk Høyesterett har allikevel erklært at Gyllent Daggry har lov til å delta i EU-valget.
The decision came despite an ongoing criminal probe against the political party, six of whose lawmakers including its leader are in prison awaiting trial. They are accused of taking part in criminal acts, including murder, arson and extortion. Prosecutors have labelled the party a military-style criminal organisation.
Under Greek law, candidates are only prevented from standing in an election if they are convicted of a crime, not if they are under investigation.