Summary Box: Rise of far right in Greece

AP News
Posted: Apr 30, 2012 1:58 PM
Summary Box: Rise of far right in Greece

REACTION: Reeling from a vicious financial crisis that has cost them pensions and jobs, Greeks have been turning away from the mainstream politicians they feel have let them down.

NEW FORCE: Another political force is trying to tap the void, with blunt promises to "clean up" the country, ahead of the May 6 elections.

WHO THEY ARE: Golden Dawn members have been promising security in crime-ridden neighborhoods and vowing to kick out immigrants. Firmly on the fringe since it first appeared 20 years ago, Golden Dawn now could easily win more than the 3 percent threshold needed to enter Parliament.