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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...

Greek PM Vows Confidence Vote if Coalition Breaks Up

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed on Wednesday that if SYRIZA's coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) leave the government over the Prespa agreement, he would seek a confidence vote in Parliament. SYRIZA would then need the support of 151...

Movement of Change: Greek Centre-Left Coalition Unveils Name

The new centre-left political coalition consisting of PASOK socialists, Potami centrists and various small social-democratic entities is unveiling its name in the coming days. According to reports, the new name will be "Kinima Allagis" (Movement of Change), a reference to...

First Rift in Coalition Over Building of Mosque in Athens

Junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) voted against two amendments on the building of a mosque in Athens and tax relief on The Athens Concert Hall. The ANEL lawmakers voted against two amendments at the Greek Parliament on Tuesday night,...

Greek VP: There May Be a Bailout Program Extension

The meeting between Greek Premier Antonis Samaras and Vice President Evangelos Venizelos at the Maximos Mansion this morning confirms that the Paris talks with the troika have brought the Greek coalition government at an impasse. "Our aim is to have...

Venizelos Optimistic That No Snap Elections Will Be Needed In Greece

Greece's coalition government may propose a "non-political figure" for president in March to seek consensus and avoid snap elections that could derail its economic progress, Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos told Reuters in New York. “Although the Greek president's role...

Sinodinos Takes Opposition’s Finance Role

John Howard’s former economic adviser, Senator Arthur Sinodinos, has been promoted into the finance portfolio by opposition leader Tony Abbott, through the creation of a trade and investment super-ministry, in a dramatic restructure of his economic team should the...