The leader of a newly-formed nationalist party has said he will not support a New Democracy government if the conservatives fail to win absolute majority following general elections expected to take place in early July.
“No, [I could not work] with this New Democracy,” Kyriakos Velopoulos, leader of the pro-Russian nationalists Greek Solution (Ellikini Lysi), told News 24/7 Radio station on Tuesday.
Velopoulos, whose party staged a surprisingly strong performance in Sunday’s European Parliament elections, said New Democracy had been too soft on the country’s migrant citizenship law, the construction of the Athens mosque and the Prespes accord.
Meanwhile, speaking on Skai TV on Wednesday Velopoulos expressed his support for the anti-immigration policies of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, adding that he envisioned “a Christian Europe without Islamists.”
He said Greece should lay a minefield and build a wall along the northeastern border with Turkey in the Evros region in order to stem irregular migration.
Velopoulos also denied ties to Russian oligarchs, stressing however that Greece must stop being an enemy of Russia.