Golden Dawn MEP Leaves Party, Becomes Independent

Golden Dawn's MP's. Photo: Eurokinissi/Giannis Panagopoulos

ATHENS – Eurodeputy Eleftherios Synadinos is leaving the extreme-right Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avghi) party, but will remain in the European Parliament as an independent, he said on Friday.

In a personal tweet, Synadinos said, “I have never to this date agreed to compromise or lower my standards in issues related to my ethics, my beliefs and my dignity. As of today, I am leaving Golden Dawn, continuing my efforts for my homeland’s interests.”