Drasi and Recreate Greece say TV channels ignoring them

The leaders of Greece’s two pro-business parties, Theodoros Skylakakis (photo) of Drasi and Thanos Tzimeros of Recreate Greece, wrote to the broadcasting watchdog on Wednesday to complain that they are being “almost totally ignored” by TV news programs despite the fact the parties won 1.6 percent of the vote in the June 2012 elections, when they ran on a joint ticket.

The two men informed the Hellenic Council for Radio and Television that TV channels are only devoting 0.2 percent of their news show airtime to the two parties.