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Opposition ND chief lifts ban on appearances on state TV

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New Democracy officials and MPs are henceforth free to take part in political debates on state television ERT after the conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis lifted a ban that was imposed in September after ND accused the broadcaster of “crude propaganda” against the party.

In a statement, ND said the ban was “not being lifted due to any impressive change in the operation of public television, which unfortunately remains a propagandistic mechanism of the government.”

However, following ERT’s request for a meeting with ND media officials, ND said it “likes to hope that at least some of the self-explanatory principles of code of conduct and polyphony will be respected.”