The building of a mosque in Athens was approved by the Greek parliament by an overwhelming majority (198 in favour and 16 against).
The measure was included in the relevant bill of the Ministry of Environment and caused the reaction of the President of the far right-wing party "LAOS", George Karatzaferis, who requested a roll call vote, a request that was accepted.
In favour of the mosque building in Athens were the deputies of the governing party PASOK, New Democracy Communist Party (KKE), SYRIZA and independent deputies and were opposed by all deputies of LAOS and the independent Kostas kiltidis.