SYRIZA nixes idea of vol­un­tary mil­i­tary ser­vice for women

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De­fense Min­is­ter Panos Kam­menos, seen here meet­ing sol­diers on Rhodes on Mon­day, prompted a re­ac­tion from SYRIZA yesterday when he pro­posed that women should be al­lowed to vol­un­teer for ser­vice in the armed forces. Kam­menos made the com­ment dur­ing yesterday’s par­lia­men­tary dis­cus­sion about the gov­ern­ment’s pol­icy pro­gram. ‘SYRIZA is op­posed to the pro­posal for vol­un­teer ser­vice by women,’ SYRIZA spokes­woman Ra­nia Svigou wrote on Twit­ter. Cur­rently, women can cur­rently ap­ply for jobs in the army but are not re­quired to carry out mil­i­tary ser­vice.

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