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article imageSYRIZA accuses Eurobank of unlawful election interference

By Katerina Nikolas     May 24, 2012 in Politics
Athens - Greece's Radical Left Coalition party SYRIZA has accused Eurobank, the second largest bank in Greece, of unlawful interference in the country's elections. Allegations include threatening staff will lose their jobs if they vote for SYRIZA.
Ekathimerini reported Alexis Tsipras's party released a press statement alleging bank employees were threatened by management that they would lose their jobs if they vote for SYRIZA in June 17 elections.
Additionally the far-left party accuses the bank of informing customers they risk losing their deposits if they vote for SYRIZA and it forms a government.
The press release accuses Eurobank of "Extreme, unprecedented and unlawful interference with the administration of elections" referring to it as "a criminal offense."
Eurobank have categorically denied the accusations levelled by SYRIZA. Athens News published the statement released by Eurobank which said
"The allegations of supposed interventions by management in employees' political preferences and vis-a-vis our customers are unfounded. Since its founding it (bank) has unwaveringly observed the principle of non-involvement in political processes and respect for democratic institutions, which constitutes a paramount issue of principle for the management and its staff."
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