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The Rise of Makis Voridis Or How the Far Right became Mainstream

Until 2010 Makis Voridis (Μάκης Βορίδης) was mainly known as a politician with a long-term association with the far right. Few wanted to be seen in his company. But the crisis offered Voridis the opportunity to move from the margins. By late 2011 he had entered the main halls of government, and since then he … Continue reading

Makis Voridis: Far Right and Mainstream

The rise of the star of Makis Voridis – from the far-right margins of respectability to the main halls of parliament and government (minister for Public Infrastructure in 2011-2012, parliamentary spokesman for New Democracy in 2012-2014, and now Health minister) –  opens a window to the ways that the Greek political and media establishments facilitated, step … Continue reading