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Turkish Cypriot Hardliner Wins Elections in Occupied Territory

Ersin Tatar, a hardline Turkish Cypriot politician who favors closer ties with Turkey, on Sunday won the election to lead a country that is only recognized by Ankara among all the nations of the world. Turkish Cypriot broadcaster BRT says...

Expatriates Will Have the Right to Vote in Greek National Elections

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said his government will implement its pre-election pledge to grant Greeks abroad the right to vote in the country’s national elections. His goal is to get the required majority of 200 MPs in order...

New Greek Parliament Sworn in After Elections

Greece's parliament was sworn in Wednesday after the July 7 elections that saw a broad conservative victory end over four years of leftist rule. Six parties are represented in the new 300-seat chamber: New Democracy with 158 seats, SYRIZA -...

Turnout in Greek General Elections Lowest Since 1974

Turnout in Sunday's Greek election reached a new low as according to preliminary estimates abstention reached a record-breaking 44 percent. If confirmed, it will be the highest voter abstention rate in parliamentary elections in Greece since 1974. It was higher than...

10 Reasons Why Tsipras will Lose the Greek Elections

As a politician, Alexis Tsipras climbed too high, too soon. He became the leader of SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) party at an early age in 2008, promoted unexpectedly by departing party chief Alekos Alavanos. He was elected in...

A Brief History of Elections in Greece

The history of elections in the modern Greek state began in 1833, with the first King of Greece, Otto of Bavaria, introducing the paper ballot. The occasion was the municipal elections for the Argolis-Corinth prefecture in July of 1834. The...

Twenty Parties and Coalitions Will Participate in July 7 National Elections

The Areopagus, the Supreme Court of the nation of Greece, announced on Wednesday the parties and coalitions which have been granted permission to participate in the upcoming national elections of July 7, 2019. From a total of twenty-four applications made by...

24 Parties and Coalitions Intend to Participate in Greece's July 7 National Elections

A total of twenty-four parties and party coalitions have submitted their name and logo to the Supreme Court prosecution of Greece, declaring their intention to participate in Greece's general elections on July 7. More specifically, twenty parties have declared their...

Eurogroup to Discuss Greek Economy After National Elections

It is highly improbable that issues involving Greece will be discussed at Thursday's Eurogroup in Luxembourg, a top Eurozone official said on Wednesday to the state-run AMNA news agency. AMNA quotes the same official as saying that the third report...

Greek Parliament Officially Dissolved Ahead of Snap Elections

The Greek Parliament was officially dissolved on Tuesday evening ahead of the national elections called by PM Alexis Tsipras after his party's devastating defeat in last month's European elections. A decree from President Prokopis Pavlopoulos was placed outside the main...

PM Tsipras Asks Greek President to Dissolve Parliament, Hold National Elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Monday afternoon to ask him to officially dissolve the Greek Parliament. In a long-lasting tradition, Greek Premiers visit the President in the Presidential Palace in Athens...

PM Tsipras Officially Sets Date of Snap Elections for July 7

Pushing the date of general elections earlier than had been planned is a matter of sensitivity towards democracy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, confirming that snap elections will be held on July 7. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT,...

Final Results of Greece's Second Round of Local Elections Revealed

The final, official results from Sunday's second round of local elections in the largest cities and regions in Greece were announced on Monday morning. Here is a breakdown of the winning parties and candidates in the major city and...

Opposition Candidates Sweep Through Local, Regional Elections in Greece

Opposition candidates have won most of the major contests in the second round of Greece's local and regional elections which were held on Sunday. Kostas Bakoyannis, the candidate officially supported by opposition party New Democracy, won the race to become...

Greece's Results of Second Round of Local Elections

You can follow all the updates of the official results for the second round of Greece's local elections, as provided by the country's Ministry of the Interior, below: