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Democratic Coalition Backs Electoral Law Changes, Criticizes SYRIZA and ND

The Democratic Coalition (DIMAR) will back a government draft bill for the establishment of proportional representation in electoral law, as it is part of the party’s positions, DIMAR’s executive committee announced on Monday, following a meeting to decide on...

Greek Parliament Approves Omnibus Bill of Prior Actions

The Greek Parliament passed with 153 votes of the ruling SYRIZA-ANEL coalition the omnibus bill of the second package of prior actions required by the bailout program. The vote was conducted by roll-call, as requested by New Democracy. One SYRIZA...

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...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras: Democracy Can't Be Blackmailed

Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday referred to a historic day for Greek democracy. In a statement after the failure of Greece 's Parliament to elect President of the Republic, Tsipras said: "Greek deputies, the democratic opposition parties proved...

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...

DIMAR Deputy Founta Turns Independent

Democratic Left (DIMAR) deputy Niki Founta on Tuesday sent a letter to the Parliament President notifying him of her decision to resign from DIMAR parliamentary group and become an independent deputy. “The deputy’s political stance and beliefs have been significantly...

DIMAR Leader: Will not Vote for President of Republic

"Democratic Left (DIMAR) deputies have pledged that they will not vote for Greece 's President of Republic in the current parliament, because the implemented policy does not offer the conditions of a consensual procedure," the party's leader Fotis Kouvelis...