‘As long as I represent ND in this chamber such behaviour will not be tolerated!’ Dendias declared after a very loud, heated attack on Bogdanos’ exploitation of Civil War divisions.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expelled ultra-right MP Konstantinos Bogdanos from ruling New Democracy’s parliamentary group after his vitriolic, Civil War-style attacks on the Greek communists and his extremely intense row with Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, the most popular minister in the latest opinion poll.
A terse announcement by New Democracy noted that, “Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was briefed in Slovenia where he is [visiting] about what happened in Parliament and has decided to expel from ND’s parliamentary group Athens’ First District MP Konstantinos Bogdanos.”
Bogdanos defended his presence at a wreath-laying ceremony at Vitsi in the Kastoria region at an event commemorating the brutal Civil War Battle where the National Army routed the communist-tied Democratic Army of Greece.
Bogdanos and a representative of Golden Dawn were among those who laid a wreath at the ceremony.