Despite assurances that investigations are under way to eliminate Golden Dawn enclaves within the police force, in light of the criminal investigation that was prompted after the murder of Pavlos Fyssas, it appears that over 50% of police officers voted for the neo-Nazi party in Sunday’s elections, increasing the party’s influence since the 2012 elections.
According to the police’s special electoral catalogs, a total of 2,738 police officers voted in 18 polling stations near the central police HQ on Alexandras Avenue. In each of these polling stations about 150-200 police officers voted, from a total of 400-480 registered voters.
The neo-Nazi party received between 16.32% and 22.32% in these polling stations, when the average for the district of Athens is 7.81%. The results from polling stations where commanding officers voted showed Golden Dawn received about 13-15% of the vote.
Political analysts argued that with 30-40% of voters being police officers in polling stations where the neo-Nazi increased its influence, it is clear that support for Golden Dawn has not waned.