Meanwhile, 300 undocumented immigrants have been detained by police, as Minister of Citizen's Protection, Michael Crysohoidis has ordered a "sweep" operation in central Athens. Thirty disused military camps across the country are planned to operate before elections as detention centres, aiming to provide housing for illegal immigrants. Northern prefecture's official Aris Giannakidis, argues among others, that "immigration influx is a European issue. We cannot carry its burdens alone on our shoulders".
*polls by Kapa Research, MRM, Marc