Liverpool Antifascists

 

An extreme right party that campaigned to rid Greece of illegal immigrants largely held its bloc of seats in parliamentary elections Sunday, retaining support after a party official slapped a female politician and threw a glass of water on another on live television during the campaign.

Official projections showed the Golden Dawn party returning to the 300-member parliament with 18 seats, just three fewer than it had won in an inconclusive election on May 6, when no party won enough votes to form a government amid a deep financial crisis that threatens Greece’s place in the Eurozone and could hurt the global economy.

The conservative New Democracy party came first and could gather enough support to form a coalition as it seeks to soften the tough terms of an international bailout deal that is keeping Greek finances afloat. While New Democracy will not court Golden Dawn in any power-sharing…

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