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May 22, 2014

The Frightening Popularity of Golden Dawn's anti-Semitism in Greece

By Sonni Efron

In the cradle of democracy, next week’s elections are not looking good — for Greeks, European unity or NATO.

In local elections held Sunday, 16% of Athenians voted for Ilias Kasidiaris, the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn’s candidate for mayor of Athens. Kasidiaris, who sports swastika tattoos and once read from “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” on the floor of Parliament, did even better in the neighborhood where Plato founded his Academy, winning 1 in 5 votes there, three times what the party won in 2012.

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