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Parties with convicted leaders banned today from running in the Greek elections

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An amendment that bans parties whose leaders have been convicted of crimes from running in the elections was passed late on Wednesday in parliament.


Ruling New Democracy (ND) and the PASOK-KINAL parties voted in favour of the amendment of the interior ministry.


Main opposition SYRIZA voted "present" while KKE, Elliniki Lysi and Mera25 voted against the amendment.