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Blank/White Vote in a Democracy

In a true democracy, a legitimate protest vote belongs to the people and not to political parties or to bad political systems for manipulation. It's a valid People's Veto against bad politics! If a Blank/White Vote were recognized by Parliament...

Cyprus Presidential Elections 2018

The election campaign for the Cyprus presidency continues complete with bitter accusations and counter-accusations of the worst kind – the knives are out! Personally, I made up my mind long ago and I will join thousands of other citizens...

Tsipras on Democracy: "A Tool to Enforce the Will of Many"

A tweet on Saturday by PM Alexis Tsipras on the meaning of democracy has caused an uproar in Greece. Attempting to define what democracy is, Tsipras said that is a tool to enforce the will of the many. He also...

Protest Votes are Sentinels of Democracy

Athenian democracy where theoretically the majority governs all equals and unequal alike, has been flawed from the very beginning. It has encouraged corruption and nepotism deep inside the echelons of power at the cost to the state and the...

2017 and The Axis of Populism

By Eve Geroulis Vengeful, relentless and epochal 2016 continues to cast a shadow on the dawn of a new year. 2016 wasn’t merely a Black Swan, the language, policies, and decisions that created 2016 were sown long ago. By a Star Wars...

U.S. President Barack Obama Praises Greece and Democracy From Acropolis Hill [video]

A video of U.S. President Barack Obama praising the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western Civilization on the Acropolis Hill in Athens is posted on the White House Twitter account. The outgoing U.S. President appears with Parthenon in...

U.S. President Obama Praises Greece as Birthplace of Democracy [video]

U.S. President Barack Obama praised Greece as the place where the flame of democracy was ignited 2,500 years ago, in his speech at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Wednesday. This was the final speech abroad of the outgoing...

The Decline of Hellenism

It is puzzling and often wondered why the Hellenic nation failed to propel forward like other nations? Why did they simply choose to exist in living memory of their ancestors rather than continue in their footsteps? They were blessed...

Leading Economists and Politicians to Attend 4th Athens Democracy Forum from September 14-18

Is democracy good for business? Is liberal democracy compatible with religion? Should the major institutions of global governance be reformed, or scrapped? Do terrorist attacks justify giving greater powers to security forces? These and many more questions will be...

Mitsotakis: Democracy Needs Seriousness, Credibility and Truth

"The transition from the collapsing military dictatorship to a Democracy - a model for that time - was a real feat," main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in his message for the 42 years since the...