Small Euroskeptic, far-right Greek Solution party may squeeze into Euro Parliament

According to first wave exit polls published in Greece on Sunday evening, a Euroskeptic political newcomer may pass the 3 percent legal threshold needed to secure a place in European Parliament. The far-right, pro-Russian, Christian nationalist party Greek Solution (Elliniki Lisi) is projected to gain between 2.5 and 4.5 percent of the total vote, possibly squeezing into the next assembly with one seat.

The party was founded on June 28, 2016, by Kyriakos Velopoulos, a journalist and former MP of the nationalist populist Popular Orthodox Rally party. According to the party's official website, it seeks to establish stronger relations with Russia, it is strongly opposed to the use of the word "Macedonia" in the name of the neighboring Republic of North Macedonia, and seeks to revive Greece's heavy industry and reorient the educational system with an emphasis on nationalism and...

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