Speaker says laws may not stand

Parliament Speaker Zoe Constantopoulou suggested on Wednesday that some laws voted by less than 151 of 300 MPs when Golden Dawn MPs being held in pretrial custody were not allowed to cast ballots might not stand and that she will review the relevant legislation.

“I am telling you directly that there is a possibility they could be canceled,” said Constantopoulou, who made special reference to the laws relating to bailout measures.

New Democracy responded by accusing her of trying to give Golden Dawn a central role in Greek politics. “Does this represent SYRIZA’s view?” asked the conservatives.

Constantopoulou said she would also dock MPs’ wages if they miss too many parliamentary sessions.

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