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Foreign Media on the Greek Presidential Election's Second Ballot and Snap Elections Scenarios [Video]

In the turmoil of the second unsuccessful ballot for the election of the new President of the Hellenic Republic, international media have yet again turned their eyes to the Greek Parliament. The numbers simply do not add up, they estimate,...

SYRIZA Spokesman Rules Out a Special Purpose Government

The possibility of forming a government of special purpose, which, among others, would conclude the ongoing negotiations between Greece and the Troika, ruled out the main opposition SYRIZA spokesman, Panos Skourletis, during an interview on Greek television. Skourletis highlighted that...

EU Commissioner Moscovici: A Grexit Would be a Pity Now

"It would be a pity for Greece to face Grexit again after the considerable work that has been done." This phrase sums up the message sent to Greece by the European Union Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Pierre...

Greek Administrative Reform Minister: Government Work Continues Normally

“The government’s work continues normally,” Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Monday after meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras regarding reforms in the public sector. As far as the election of the President of the Hellenic Republic is concerned, he...

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...

Greek Main Opposition SYRIZA Disappointed by European Commission President Statements

The intense reaction of Greek main opposition SYRIZA caused the statements of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who appeared to support the country's current government in the possibility of snap elections triggered after an unsuccessful vote for the new President of...

New Democracy and SYRIZA Heading to Presidential Vote with an Eye on Snap Elections

January 25 or February 1 have emerged as the possible dates for the conduction of snap general elections in Greece if the coalition government fails to attract the 180 needed MP votes for the election of the new President of...

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...

Former Greek PM Mitsotakis: The President Should be Elected by the People

His firm belief that the President of the Hellenic Republic should be elected directly by the people, in order to disconnect the process from the possibility of early elections, expressed Former Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis. At the same time, the...

Main Opposition SYRIZA Welcomes Speeding up of Process for Greek President Election

Greek main opposition SYRIZA on Monday welcomed the government’s decision to expedite the process for the election of the new President of the Hellenic Republic. "The expedition of the vote for a President of the Hellenic Republic is expected and...