SYRIZA drops candidate over controversial comments on women

[InTime News]

SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis has removed a journalist and presenter from the party's list of candidates for the June European Parliament elections following controversial statements by the latter regarding the abuse of women and gender-based violence.

"It is with regret that I am forced to exclude Dimitris Papanotas from the European ballot. I know that he issued a statement correcting his views, but the matter he referred to is highly sensitive and is not up for discussion, especially for a party that puts human rights and equality to the fore," Kasselakis said.

In comments that were aired in recent days, Papanotas, who had a regular slot on a morning TV show on Alpha TV, said: "I don't see that women in Greece and the EU in general have a problem, unless they want to have one. If she gets a controlling type who abuses her too, and she doesn't talk about it, and...

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