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New Democracy Leadership Race Fires up Ahead of Party Convention

Greek main opposition New Democracy leader and former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is preparing his armory for the upcoming critical meeting of the party's Parliamentary Group on Thursday, where he is expected to go under friendly fire and his leadership...

New Democracy Leader Says Party 'Will be Called Upon to Play its Historic Role Again'

New Democracy (ND) will be very soon called upon "to play its historic role," Former Prime Minister and party leader Antonis Samaras said, chairing the first meeting of the party's executive secretariat since losing the Greek national elections on January 25. Samaras...

New Democracy: The Day After a Crushing Defeat in Greek Elections

The next day of the Greek general elections found the outgoing New Democracy government in skepticism as well as in quest of the reasons that led to such a heavy defeat. The voices tabling the possibility of a party convention are increasing...

Will Greek History Repeat Itself?

Well, it is official: The Greek coalition government will not be able to elect the President of the Hellenic Republic from the present parliament in December, and much to SYRIZA's delight, the country will go to general elections in the...

PASOK: A Bomb Ready to Explode

The harsh accusations exchanged recently between PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and his predecessor George Papandreou created turmoil in the Greek party, with the supporters of each man clearly taking sides. It is now apparent that Papandreou is returning to "active...

Karamanlis Re-Appears to Back New Democracy

Greek Former Prime Minister and previous New Democracy Conservative leader Costas Karamanlis, who disappeared from the political scene after losing the 2009 elections, has shown his face again at the behest of Greece 's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to...

Showdown Sunday: Samaras, Tsipras Set Elections Battle Plans

Battle lines are being drawn for the Sunday, May 25 second round of Greek local elections, and for the European Parliament, which will mostly pit Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy Conservatives against the major opposition Coalition of the...

Eurostat Fudged Greek Primary Surplus Figures

The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat has said it manipulated data to show that Greece has a primary surplus of 1.5 billion euros when in reality it still runs a deficit, but defended the fudge as a legitimate exception afforded none...

Papandreou Blames Karamanlis, EU For Crisis

Former Greek premier George Papandreou has again cast the blame on the country's crushing economic crisis that occurred on watch from 2009-11 on the European Union for acting too slow to help, and on his predecessor, Costas Karamanlis, for...

PASOK In Panic Over Papandreou Defiance

PASOK's once-dominant Socialist party is in almost completely disarray in the aftermath of its former leader and previous Greek premier George Papandreou in an almost-open rebellion against the current leader, Evangelos Venizelos. Papandreou voted against a key banking article in...