EnetEnglish.gr, 10:35 Monday 18 March 2013
Patras Carnival floats lampoon leaders
Participants took the opportunity to protest against the country's unpopular austerity measures demanded by the troika
Carnival revelers in colourful costumes danced in the streets of Patras during the float parade on Sunday. The floats lampooned leaders, including Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the Democratic Left. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was also also the subject of a satirical float.