Sunday, September 07, 2008
Anti-government demo - Thessaloniki
It takes a particular kind of political genius to build a coalition that includes groups as disparate as air stewardesses and anarcho-syndicalists, firemen and ecologists, cops and communists. However, Greek prime minister, Kostas Karamanlis has indeed united all these people, however, all in opposition to his scandal - ridden government which seems incapable of getting through a week without one embarrassing revelation or another.
Dodgy land deals, suspicious financial transactions in business, even vote rigging in parliament are just some of the charges the conservative New Democracy party has faced in the 12 months since it was re-elected.