Saturday, 31 March 2012

The Greek nationalist party Chrysi Avyi (Golden Dawn) could be set to enter parliament for the first time this spring.

A national poll shows the party on 3.4 percent of the vote, enough to get it over the three percent threshold needed to be elected.

The party currently has one elected councillor in Athens and has previously polled up to 20 percent of the vote in areas with high immigrant populations.

Golden Dawn frequently suffer extreme violence at the hands of anarchists. In 2005 their office was gutted by Molotov cocktails, and in 2010 it was bombed, causing substantial damage.

According to one poll carried out by RealNews, as many as ten political parties could clear the minimum threshold of voter support and be represented in the next parliament.

The conservative New Democracy party is currently in the lead on approximately 19 percent, followed by the socialist Pasok party on 13 percent.

The election will take place in either April or May.

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