Greece

elections 2019

New Greek Parliament Sworn in After Elections

Greece's parliament was sworn in Wednesday after the July 7 elections that saw a broad conservative victory end over four years of leftist rule. Six parties are represented in the new 300-seat chamber: New Democracy with 158 seats, SYRIZA -...

New Greek Foreign and Finance Ministers Named as Mitsotakis Appoints Cabinet

Newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced his cabinet a few hours after he was sworn in by President Prokopis Pavlpoulos. Prominent New Democracy lawmaker Nikos Dendias was given the key role of foreign minister while Christos Staikouras was appointed...

New PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis Vows to Represent all Greeks

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed during his victory speech on Sunday night to "work hard to represent all Greeks." "We are too few to stay divided," he said. He added that "society delivered a clear message in favor of growth,...

Turnout in Greek General Elections Lowest Since 1974

Turnout in Sunday's Greek election reached a new low as according to preliminary estimates abstention reached a record-breaking 44 percent. If confirmed, it will be the highest voter abstention rate in parliamentary elections in Greece since 1974. It was higher than...

Greek Voters Turn their Backs to Far Right Golden Dawn

Far right Golden Dawn suffered a devastating defeat at Sunday's general election that may leave the party, often described as neo-Nazi, with no parliamentary representation. Greek voters reversed a trend towards extreme-right politics that has been prevalent in some other...

Greece's Conservative Party Wins in Landslide

Greeks voted on Sunday to turn a page in the country's politics by ousting leftist PM Alexis Tsipras and voting overwhelmingly for the conservative opposition New Democracy (ND) led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis. With almost 80 percent of the votes counted,...

Exit Poll: Big Win Predicted for Opposition New Democracy in Greek Election

Greece’s center-right New Democracy (ND) party is the clear winner of the general elections held on Sunday, according to the joint exit poll presented by Greece’s major television stations at 19:00 local time. According to the exit poll, ND gets...

Greek Political Leaders Cast Their Votes in the General Election

Greeks are taking their fate in their own hands, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a favorite to win the elections, said after casting his ballot on Sunday. After voting in Peristeri, in Athens' northwestern district, Mitsotakis said, "Elections...

Greece Heads to Polls in the First Post-Bailout General Election

Greek voters cast their ballots on Sunday in the country's first national election of the post-bailout era, with leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's SYRIZA party expected to be ousted by the conservative opposition. A trio of opinion polls on Friday...

Greek PM Tsipras in Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Heavy Election Defeat

The Greek election campaign closed on Friday before the Sunday's crucial general election that, according to all recent polls, will bring Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his the center-right New Democracy (ND) party in power. In a last ditch attempt to convince...