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Greek Political Leaders' Debate Cancelled

A live televised debate of Greece's political leaders, initially scheduled for July 1, was cancelled on Monday after the parties' representatives failed to reach an agreement on the format. The debate has become a regular feature of recent Greek elections,...

Greek Parliament Officially Dissolved Ahead of Snap Elections

The Greek Parliament was officially dissolved on Tuesday evening ahead of the national elections called by PM Alexis Tsipras after his party's devastating defeat in last month's European elections. A decree from President Prokopis Pavlopoulos was placed outside the main...

PM Tsipras to Ask Greek President for Early Election

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Monday to ask for early national elections by dissolving Parliament. The meeting, which takes place two weeks after the governing SYRIZA party lost...

PM Tsipras Officially Sets Date of Snap Elections for July 7

Pushing the date of general elections earlier than had been planned is a matter of sensitivity towards democracy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, confirming that snap elections will be held on July 7. Speaking to state broadcaster ERT,...

PM Tsipras Delays Greek General Election Campaign

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has reneged on his promise to initiate the process for general elections in Greece immediately after the second round of the local and regional elections held last weekend. Government sources now say that Tsipras will visit...

First Ever Jewish Mayor Elected in Greece

A Jewish candidate has been elected on Sunday mayor of Ioannina, the main city in the region of Epirus, making him the first Greek-Jewish mayor in the country. Running as an independent Moisis Elisaf won 50.3 percent of the vote...

Kostas Bakoyannis Elected New Mayor of Athens

Kostas Bakoyannis, the candidate officially supported by Greek opposition party New Democracy, won the race to become Athens' new mayor in the second round of the local and regional elections which took place on Sunday. According to preliminary results and...

Opposition Candidates Sweep Through Local, Regional Elections in Greece

Opposition candidates have won most of the major contests in the second round of Greece's local and regional elections which were held on Sunday. Kostas Bakoyannis, the candidate officially supported by opposition party New Democracy, won the race to become...

Leader of Greek Centrist Party Steps Down After Poor Showing

Stavros Theodorakis, leader of centrist party To Potami ("The River"), announced his intention to resign from the party's leadership, and also proposed that Potami should not run in the upcoming national elections, at a party meeting on Tuesday evening. Theodorakis...

Greek Opposition Cries Foul Regarding Delay in Elections

Greek conservative opposition party New Democracy (ND) on Wednesday accused the governing SYRIZA Party of delaying the date of the snap elections in order to install senior judges of its choice. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos affirmed that elections will be...