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New Democracy on "Historic Victory" Against Golden Dawn

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New Democracy headquarters in Athens. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Yiannis Panagopoulos)

ATHENS -- New Democracy party called the decision to send the far-right Golden Dawn former MPs and members to jail "a historic decision" on Thursday and said the criminal organization "was led to justice under an ND government and justice completed its work also under an ND government."

"With today's historic decision by the court, the cycle of the Golden Dawn criminal organization comes to an end," it said in a statement.

"This historic victory of democracy was achieved due to the persistence and determination of those working night and day at courts all these years, for justice to be meted out," the ruling party added.