Greece’s top court to rule on Golden Dawn election participation

Greece’s Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) has been called on to rule whether members of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party will be allowed to take part in local elections in May. The country’s top court will also decide next week if Golden Dawn and its offshoot National Dawn will be given the go-ahead to take part in European Parliament elections on May 25.

The deadline for Greek political parties to submit their candidates running in the local elections expired on April 27. The Supreme Court’s judges will now rule by May 3 if the candidate lists submitted are eligible. The procedure is the same for the European Parliament election and will be concluded by May 11.

Golden Dawn MPs face prosecution on charges of setting up a criminal ring.

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