After suffering a devastating electoral defeat in the last general elections, the final nail might have gone into the coffin of Greece’s Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party.
The party has closed its central headquarters on Mesogheion Avenue in Athens, as well as its offices in most Greek cities.
When the party failed to reach the 3% threshold needed to enter Greek Parliament in last July’s national elections, that meant that Golden Dawn also lost access to state funding which all parties that enter Parliament are lawfully entitled to.
“Once its financial lifeline was cut off (i.e. no more money for rent of local offices), the entire nexus of its operations started to disintegrate,” said popular Twitter personality The Greek Analyst*, who also called it a “victory of liberal democracy from Greece.”
At its peak, more than half a million Greeks voted for the party or close to 10% of all voters (EU Elections, May 2014).
In the July 2019 national elections which brought New Democracy to power, Golden Dawn saw its voter base dwindle to around 165,000– below 3% of the electorate and the necessary number to enter parliament.
The Greek Analyst concludes in a Tweet that “Golden Dawn is finally getting exactly what it deserves: a one-way ticket to the dustbin of history.”
“After failing to enter parliament, losing state funding, having its HQ / local branches shut down, and seeing a number of its prominent members go to jail (or abandon the party), Golden Dawn is finally getting exactly what it deserves: a one-way ticket to the dustbin of history.”
The Greek Analyst is a Twitter handle whose name remains anonymous, but it is one of the most prolific and followed commentators in Greek politics.
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