May 3, 2012

Greece's right wing: a new dawn?

Amid economic woes, the extreme right makes political gains.

Harsh austerity measures, high youth unemployment and a lack of economic progress has many Greeks looking for political change as they prepare for the May 6th national elections. With polls showing a rise in nationalist and anti-immigration sentiment, will extreme right wing politics play a larger role in Greece?

In this episode of The Stream, we talk to Neni Panourgia, Professor of Anthropology and Columbia University; Stathis Kalyvas, Professor of Political Science at Yale University; and Eva Cossa of Human Rights Watch about the upcoming Greek elections.

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