Tsipras: Mitsotakis in ‘panic’ to block far-right parties from election

[InTime News]

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in a "panic" to prevent far-right parties from contesting the 21 May election, Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has claimed.

In an interview with private broadcaster SKAI TV, Tsipras said the fact the government passed three parliamentary amendments to attempt to block the participation in the election of the party of jailed former Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris showed something has "gone wrong."

"This whole adventure has inflated Kasidiaris and the extreme right," Tsipras said.

"We believe that neo-Nazis should be in prison, and not so they can conduct a campaign but because they are a criminal organisation," Tspiras said.

The Supreme Court is due to rule Tuesday on whether Kasidiaris' party can contest the election.

He said the decision by the Supreme Court to block other far-right parties,...

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