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Are there political parties that express racist or xenophobic sentiments/discourse in the form of hate speech or promote an anti-migrant and/or anti-minority agenda?

Key Area:
Political Parties-organisations - Racist & Xenophobic Discourse
12/01/2012 - 01:53
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ELAM, an outrightly racist and xenophobic party won 4,354 votes in the parliamentary elections of 2011, representing 1,081% of the total votes. It did not elect an MP but its results mark a significant increase from the 2009 elections for the members of the European Parliament, where it won 663 votes. It is considered by all political forces as a pariah but its increasing constituency is a cause for alarm. Almost all racial attacks conducted in Cyprus in recent years are attributed to ELAM, whose members  march in the streets in black clothing and in military formation.

EVROKO, a less marginal and more mainstream political force than ELAM, occasionally expresses itself in a xenophobic manner and its candidates often come forward with an anti-immigration agenda, but has never been connected with racist crime. In the parliamentary elections of 2011 it won 15,11 of the votes, representing 3,88%, a decrease of 1,91% from its results in the previous parliamentary elections.  

Represented in government/parliament? No
Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Political discourse -parties - orgs, Anti-racism
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