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Greek Election Polls: SYRIZA Slightly Leading

SYRIZA and New Democracy are going head to head in the upcoming Greel election according to five recent polls published on Greek Sunday newspapers. The difference of the two partied is less than one percent in all the polls. A poll...

PASOK's 10th Conference to Select New Leader

The 10th PASOK conference, which will launch the procedures for the selection of the party’s new leader, started today, Friday June 5. The election of a new president will take place on June 14. So far, Fofi Genimmata, Andreas Loverdos,...

Greek Public Broadcaster ERT to Reopen

MPs from the newly elected Greek leftist led, SYRIZA – Independent Greeks (ANEL) coalition government have voted earlier today to reinstate the country’s public broadcaster, ERT, which was suddenly shut down almost two years ago, as part of the...

Greek Gov't Tables Bill to Reopen ERT

A bill paving the way for the reopening of Greek public broadcaster ERT was tabled by the government on April 1. The draft law was tabled after an Athens court ruled that some 3,000 ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) employees...

Tsipras Aims for Parliament Majority

SYRIZA’s aim is to get the majority of seats in the Greek Parliament on the first election round. “I don’t even want to think about the scenario of a second round,” said the party’s leader Alexis Tsipras in an...

The Arithmetic Ahead of Monday's Final Greek Presidential Ballot

Only a few hours ahead of the third, critical ballot for the election of the new President of the Hellenic Republic -- to be held tomorrow at noon -- within a fluid political climate and with an increasing number...

Opposition Parties React to PM Samaras' Last Interview Before Third Presidential Ballot

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' seems to have instigated fierce criticism after yesterday's interview on public TV, NERIT. "In a last attempt to avoid the perceived appeal to the polls the Prime Minister, via this interview, resorted to another alarmist...

Votes of the Second Unsuccessful Greek Presidential Ballot

The Greek Parliament failed to elect a new President of the Hellenic Republic in the second consecutive ballot. Stavros Dimas, the only candidate for the Greek Presidency, nominated by the coalition government partners, New Democracy and PASOK, and Greek...

SYRIZA-Democratic Left Leaders' Meeting Hints at Cooperation

The talks between SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras and Democratic Left president Fotis Kouvelis spurred new rumors of cooperation between the two parties ahead of the prospect of snap elections. Kouvelis on Monday told party MPs and members that the two men have...

Greek PM to Lawmakers: Vote for President or Trouble for Greece

The future of Greece in the euro zone will be at risk unless PMs vote in favor of the president of the Hellenic republic in the ballot that starts today, says the Press release from the office of Prime...