Con­ser­va­tive MP de­scribes junta as a ‘rev­o­lu­tion’

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New Democ­racy yes­ter­day re­sisted calls for Pieria law­maker Dim­itris Christoyiannis to be ousted from the party af­ter he de­scribed Greece’s 1967-74 junta as a “rev­o­lu­tion.” The MP made the com­ment dur­ing a TV panel dis­cus­sion, af­ter be­ing con­fronted by a SYRIZA law­maker who ar­gued that New Democ­racy ac­cus­ing SYRIZA of hav­ing mem­bers who are sym­pa­thetic to­ward ter­ror­ism was the same as some New Democ­racy mem­bers look­ing on the mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship fondly. “You can­not place the junta sym­pa­thizer in the same bracket as the ter­ror­ist,” Christoyiannis said. “It is not the same thing. At the time the junta was a rev­o­lu­tion.” SYRIZA called on the con­ser­va­tives to oust the law­maker to prove that they did not agree with his view. PASOK called his re­marks “un­ac­cept­able and hair-rais­ing” and called for him to be dis­ci­plined.

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