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Think of a party that lost approximately 10 percent of its share in the vote from the previous election ― in most people’s books, this is a bad result. Yet in the case of Greece’s Golden Dawn, this was anything but.

Having enjoyed being catapulted phenomenally into the country’s parliament in 2012, the far-right party quickly made international headlines with its food rallies “for Greeks only”, its orchestration of racist attacks in Athens and beyond, and eventually, in September 2013, with the assassination of anti-fascist musician Pavlos Fyssas. Continue Reading…