Antetokounmpo 'could have been one of the names in the list published unashamedly by Bogdanos,' says SYRIZA

Antetokounmpo 'could have been one of the names in the list published unashamedly by Bogdanos,' says SYRIZA

The name Antetokounmpo "could have been one of those names in the list of targeted kindergarten students that was published unashamedly and infused with far-right hatred by Bogdanos," said SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance party in statement on Thursday.

The main opposition party continued to say that "Mitsotakis' vulgarity and hypocrisy break all bounds, who on the one hand covers his racist MP, refusing to remove him, and on the other hand uses the Antetokounmpo family to wash away the shame."

Earlier on Thursday, spokesperson for main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance Nasos Iliopoulos had made statements relevant to the issue to both Skai television and the radio station 'Sto Kokkino 105.5'.

Iliopoulos was referring to the furore over an article retweeted by New Democracy MP Konstantinos Bogdanos, which included a list with the full names of preschool children attending an Athens kindergarten under the headline "Shocking list", highlighting the fact that most of the names appeared to be non-Greek.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis should have already expelled Bogdanos from the party, noted Iliopoulos.

"The fact that Mr. Mitsotakis has now not spoken for two days demonstrates his weakness and ND's downward slide toward the far-right. And as long as the prime minister does not speak, he is seen to identify with Bogdanos," Iliopoulos added.

He accused the MP of "overstepping all boundaries" and of "targeting infants of migrant descent that study at Greek schools" in what he described as "a far-right move". The real question, Iliopoulos added, was whether parliamentary deputies, like other citizens, were answerable before the law.


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