Athens: Greece's election campaign turned ugly on live TV. The spokesman of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party, after trading insults of "commie" and "fascist", lunged at two female left-wing politicians on a mainstream morning talk show, throwing water at one and smacking the other three times across the face.
The violent display reminiscent of trash TV, a week and a half ahead of crucial elections, stunned Greeks as they seek to avoid a catastrophic exit from Europe's common euro currency.
A prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Ilias Kasidiaris whose party alarmed Europe by gaining 21 of Parliament's 300 seats in Greece's inconclusive May 6 elections.
Golden Dawn, which vehemently denies the neo-Nazi label, has been accused of violent attacks against immigrants in Athens. The party denies involvement in the attacks, insisting it is a nationalist patriotic group....more
09:12 AM, Jun 08, 2012