Chrysi Avgi chief to boycott party leaders’ meeting

The leader of the neofascist Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) Nikos Michaloliakos has refused to attend today?s party leaders? meeting with President Karolos Papoulias to decide on the formation of caretaker government.

Michaloliakos said he would be boycotting the meeting because his party and its 440,000 supporters had been ?marginalized? when Chrysi Avgi was excluded from talks to form a unity government on Monday.

?We were excluded from a crucial meeting during which we could have had a chance to put forward our comprehensive plan for exiting the crisis,? he said.

Michaloliakos said today?s meeting was simply ?procedural?.