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elections 2014

Samaras, Venizelos Slow Down The Shuffle

Meeting at Maximos Mansion on May 29, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his deputy and coalition partner, PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos, discussed their setbacks in May’s double elections, and set aside plans for a major Cabinet shake-up. After meeting for around...

Golden Dawn Polls Top Places at Police Voting Stations

Support for Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party was twice as strong at polling stations used by Greek police officers serving in Athens who couldn’t get to their district to vote. In at least three polling stations in centrally located Ambelokipi, Golden Dawn secured...

Final Greek Results of the European Parliament Elections

With all votes finally counted, Greece’s Interior Ministry published Monday evening the final results of the European Parliament vote and the MEPs elected to represent the country in Strasbourg. The turnout across Greece reached 59.96 percent, with 5,931,835 out of 9,892,622 registered...

Turkish Minority Party Wins EU Election Vote in Eastern Thrace

The Friendship, Equality and Peace (DEB) party representing the Turkish minority, which is adjacent to the Muslim Greek minority residing in eastern Thrace, northern Greece, has secured the first place for the European Parliament elections in the electoral districts...

Foreign Media Comment on Greek Election Outcome

Foreign media outlets report on the outcome of Greece’s double elections, commenting on the first place secured by the country’s main opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party and the increased approval ratings of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn...

Foreign Media Reactions on Greek Elections

International media continue to comment on the forthcoming European Parliament elections and the prospect of Greece’s main opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party topping the vote, while also referring to the possibility of early national elections in...

Mixed Success for Greek Celebrities Standing for Election

The 2014 local elections across Greece are being contested by various Greek celebrities looking to secure the political spotlight. In many cases, their efforts have paid off with many celebrities being elected, or getting a second chance next Sunday. The most prominent victory is that...

Church Prompts for Spiritual Voting in Greece 's Elections

Apart from the thousands of candidates running for securing their "fifteen minutes of fame" in the forthcoming Greek local and European Parliament elections, and their "original" -- in many cases -- campaign commercials, funny incidents surrounding the double elections...

EU Commission Asks Greece to Honor Their Terms

European Commission officials don’t intend to take a clear stand in favor of any particular party involved in Greece’s political scene, but EU sources monitoring the Greek bailout program tend to agree with the statements by International Monetary Fund...

Poll: SYRIZA Tops EU Elections, New Democracy National Elections

A recent poll for the Greek TV channel MEGA which was published Monday by Greek pollster company GPO points to a marginal victory by main opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party in the forthcoming European Parliament elections,...