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Six Independent MPs Throw Support Behind SYRIZA

Six independent members of the Greek parliament who backed the SYRIZA government in the confidence vote on January 16 now say that they will support any future bill submitted by PM Tsipras' government. The members told Speaker Nikolaos Voutsis on...

Greek Politics in Turmoil After Prespa Agreement

When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras managed to push the Prespa Agreement through the House by "borrowing" lawmakers from other parties, the repercussions end up turning parliamentary rules upside down. Small parties were dismantled, others struggled to keep the minimum...

House Speaker Asks ANEL MP to Postpone Resignation

Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Thanassis Papachristopoulos said that the speaker of the House, Nikolaos Voutsis, asked him to postpone his resignation for four to five days. The news comes following a meeting the two men had on Friday. In a...

Greek Prosecutor Probes Allegations of Threats Over Prespa

A Greek prosecutor on Saturday ordered an investigation into allegations that lawmakers from the Independent Greeks party (ANEL) received threats telling them not to vote for the ratification of the Prespa agreement. Two news websites alleged that a prominent member...

ANEL MP's Break with Kammenos' Request to Dissolve Coalition

Only two out of seven lawmakers from ANEL, the Independent Greek Party, backed party chief Panos Kammenos' request, which he made on Friday, to withdraw ANEL officials from their ministerial posts and dissolve the country's coalition government. With so few...

Coalition's Future at Stake With Tsipras/Kammenos Meeting

The Greek prime minister and president of the ruling left-wing SYRIZA party, Alexis Tsipras, will meet the defense Minister and president of the co-governing right-wing ANEL party, Panos Kammenos, on Friday. The talks will be held in a last-minute...

Government, Opposition Clash in Parliament over Constitution Review

The discussion on the Constitution review in the Greek Parliament began on Wednesday with an expected clash between the government and the opposition over some of the proposals and the timing of the review. In his opening address, Prime Minister...

Kammenos: ANEL Will Leave Greek Coalition Government Over Macedonia Name Deal

Panos Kammenos commented on Sunday that the name deal granting FYROM permission to call itself “North Macedonia” is the "last straw" for his party. Kammenos stated that thus far, “We cooperated to save the country,” speaking of the ANEL party's...

Greek Government Lags Behind in Opinion Poll

Greece's government is lagging behind the main opposition in the opinion polls, new research published this weekend has revealed. The data published in the Efimeritha ton Syntakton newspaper claims that the center-right New Democracy party has an eight-percent lead among voters...

Greek PM 'Not Worried' about Shrinking of Slender Coalition Majority

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday expressed confidence that his coalition majority in parliament is not threatened after Independent Greeks (ANEL) lawmaker Giorgos Lazaridis left the party. ANEL is the junior coalition partner, currently holding only seven seats in...