Members of the extreme far-right party Golden Dawn, some holding Greek flags participate in a meeting in central Athens, ahead of the upcoming elections, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Nearly three years since entering parliament after rousing rallies and food handouts, Greece's far-right Golden Dawn is running a much quieter campaign for Sunday's election from a high-security prison.The party's resilience on Greece's turbulent political scene, it ranks as high as third in some polls, raises the prospect of an imprisoned far-right leader being asked to form a government if Syriza and the ruling conservatives both fail to win outright or form a coalition.In its manifesto, Golden Dawn, among the furthest parties to the right on Europe's political spectrum, argues all illegal immigrants should be rounded up, detained and sent home.In the last nationwide ballot – for European elections held barely eight months ago – Golden Dawn polled nearly one in 10 votes to secure a comfortable third position.One of the final surveys before Greece's last national elections in June 2012 put support for the party at 4.7 percent, days before it achieved a share of 6.9 percent.
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