Controversial new Greek cabinet member quits on first day on job | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Controversial new Greek cabinet member quits on first day on job

A junior minister in the new Greek government stepped down less than 24 hours after being appointed. Outrage had erupted on Wednesday over anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks attributed to him in the past.

In the new Cabinet, Kammenos was named junior infrastructure minister yesterday, but the public remembered how he had sparked uproar earlier this year by comparing, via Twitter, the EU to Auschwitz.

He was also accused of peddling a conspiracy theory, claiming that 2,500 Jews employed in New York's World Trade Centre "skipped work" on the day of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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