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SYRIZA, ANEL, DIMAR Reject Greek PM Proposals

In an announcement released on Sunday evening, main opposition SYRIZA rejected Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ public call for consensus and his proposal to broaden the government’s composition until the next national elections, to take place by the end...

Behind the Scenes of the Greek Presidential Election

A total of 160 positive and 135 negative votes managed to attract the nomination of Stavros Dimas in the first open vote for the Presidency of the Hellenic Republic held at 7:30 pm in the Greek Parliament. According to article...

DIMAR Leader: Party MPs Voting for President are not Apostates

Any Democratic Left (DIMAR) MP to vote for the President of the Hellenic Republic in the upcoming Parliament ballots will not be considered an apostate or a venal, party leader Fotis Kouvelis declared earlier today during an interview to Greek...

SYRIZA and DIMAR Leaders' Meeting Sparks Collaboration Rumors

The meeting between SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and Democratic Left (DIMAR) head Fotis Kouvelis sparked rumors that the two Greek opposition parties will collaborate in the snap general elections. According to a report in Greek newspaper "Efimerida ton Syntakton," talks...

Greek Opposition Parties on the Presidential Vote and Stavros Dimas' Candidacy

Varied were the responses of the Greek opposition parties, following the announcement of the Presidential ballot dates as well as the Stavros Dimas candidacy proposed by the coalition government partners, Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras, and government...

Greek Education Minister Supports Prisoners' Right to Study

Nikos Romanos, a 21-year-old anarchist and bank robber, started a hunger strike in prison four weeks ago when his request to study at the technical college where he was admitted at the beginning of the year was denied. With Romanos’ life...

Poll: Greek Opposition SYRIZA Leads Over Ruling New Democracy

The weekly barometer by "Metron Analysis" published in the Saturday edition of Greek newspaper “Parapolitika,” gives main opposition SYRIZA a 3.5% lead over ruling New Democracy (ND), based on the responses to the question “Which party would you vote for”...

DIMAR Leader: Extension of the Memorandum Equals Continuation of Recession

In a written statement, Democratic Left (DIMAR) President Fotis Kouvelis criticized the Greek government for mishandling the Troika negotiations. The former coalition government partner warned that a possible extension of the Memorandum equals with the continuation of the recession...

New Greek Poll Shows SYRIZA Leading by 5%

Greek main opposition party SYRIZA appears consolidating its distance from ruling New Democracy, as a poll conducted by “Pulse” showed. SYRIZA got 27% in voting intention, leaving New Democracy way behind with 22%, while the second coalition partner, PASOK, appears third...

Pulse: SYRIZA Shows 5% Lead

A new poll by Pulse showed that Greece's main opposition party SYRIZA has a 5% lead over ruling New Democracy. For vote intention, SYRIZA gathered 27% of the votes, followed by New Democracy with 22%, while Golden Dawn was third with...