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Eurogroup Decides Two-Month Extension of Greek Program, Presidential Election on December 17

On December 17, two months ahead of schedule, will finally be held the first ballot for the election of the new President of the Hellenic Republic, government spokeswoman Sophia Voultepsi announced earlier today. According to Voultepsi's written announcement, Greek Prime...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras: We Demand Debt Haircut

If main opposition SYRIZA comes to power in possible snap election next year, it will demand a reduction in Greece's debt from its bailout program, party leader Alexis Tsipras said earlier today during a financial conference in Athens. According to the...

'To Potami' Leader Theodorakis: Poker with Presidential Election Must Stop

To “stop playing poker” with such an importance issue as the election of the new President of the Hellenic Republic, called Greece's two main parties, governing New Democracy and main opposition SYRIZA, "To Potami" party leader Stavros Theodorakis, exiting a...

President Papoulias to SYRIZA Leader: Greece Needs Consensus of Political Forces

President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias received main opposition SYRIZA President Alexis Tsipras earlier today, in the first of a series of scheduled meetings with political leaders. During the meeting, the President asked Mr. Tsipras for a "minimum...

PM Samaras to President Papoulias: No Early Elections

Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, was received by President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, only a few hours after he received main opposition SYRIZA President, Alexis Tsipras, at the second of a series of scheduled meetings to be held...

American Financial Analysts Foresee Snap Elections

American financial analysts Darren Williams and Dennis Shen of AllianceBernstein say that markets are reacting poorly to Greece's plan for an early exit from its bailout program. They foresee snap elections, arguing that an early exit poses a threat...

Troika Talks, Inner Government Disputes and Early Elections Scenarios

A last-minute disagreement between Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis, Samaras advisor Chrysanthos Lazaridis and government VP Evangelos Venizelos has caused a delay in today's troika meeting. On Tuesday, the Greek government completed its first round of negotiations with the representatives of the country’s...

Poll: New Standards In Political Controversy

A poll conducted by Metron Analysis reveals major twists and sets new standards in political controversy. A part of the survey conducted by Greek newspaper "Parapolitika," was presented today at the Parapolitika 90.1 FM radio station. According to the poll, on...

Karatzaferis' Comeback in Greek Politics

Popular-Orthodox LAOS party president Giorgos Karatzaferis appeared on Greek television this morning, to respond to rumors that he is considering returning to New Democracy party. Karatzaferis clarified that his goal is to come to an agreement over a new policy, “to...