New Democracy (Tory) leader Antonis Samaras is intensifying his attempts to create a centre-right front against Alexis Tsipras and the prospect of a government of the left in Greece.
He wants to get ND into government by exploiting the bonus of the 50 seats that is given to the top party. According to all polls, the election on 17 June will be tough for ND, with a close contest for the lead between the Radical Left and ND.
On 21 May a merger was announced between ND and Dora Bakoyannis’s ultra neo-liberal party Democratic Alliance.
Through an editing or typographical error at our office, the printed text of this article describes the Nazi ring as having been worn by Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos himself, when in fact it was worn by his wife. The error has been corrected in the version above.