New Greek parliament sworn in

New Greek parliament sworn in

The new Greek Parliament was sworn in on Thursday, with some of the House’s 300 deputies taking religious oaths and others civil ones.

The swearing-in ceremony began with a blessing from Archbishop Ieronymos, the head of the Church of Greece, and was followed by newly-elected MPs taking Greek Orthodox, Muslim and civil oaths.

Centrist party To Potami entered the House for the first time, with 17 seats.

Meanwhile, a number of Golden Dawn MPs, including party chief Nikos Michaloliakos, his deputy Christos Pappas and party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, all of whom are currently in pre-trial detention, attended the ceremony after receiving permission to leave Korydallos Prison.


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