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Turkey to Hold Elections on May 14

President Tayyip Erdogan officially set Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential elections for May 14, a month ahead of schedule, signing the decision in a ceremony shown live on television on Friday. “Our nation will go to the polls to elect its...

Train Disaster Derails Greece’s Political Establishment

The train disaster in Greece that claimed the lives of 57 people derailed the parties of the political establishment in the country, weeks before the general elections. As public anger grows over the timeless deficiencies of Greek railways, there are...

Opposition in Turkey Picks Kilicdaroglu to Run Against Erdogan

Turkey's opposition picked Kemal Kilicdaroglu Monday as its common candidate to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s presidential elections in May. The elections are Erdogan’s toughest during his 20-year rule and come amid economic turmoil and criticism of the...

Israeli Hackers who Meddle in Elections Have Presence in Greece

A team of Israeli hackers who claim to have manipulated more than 30 elections around the world has revealed that they have a "presence" in Greece which is due to hold a general election after April. The news broke by an...

Greek American Paul Vallas Runs Again for Mayor of Chicago

Greek-American Paul Vallas, the former CEO of the Chicago public school system, is among the top candidates for mayor of the Windy City. The 2023 Chicago municipal elections will be held on Feb. 28. In 2019, Vallas ran unsuccessfully for mayor...

Greece Seeks to Ban Neo-Nazi Party from Running in Elections

The Parliament in Greece will debate an amendment to the law aimed at banning a neo-Nazi party from running in the elections expected to be held after April. Ellines, a party led by Ilias Kasidiaris, a former leader of the...

Turkey Slams The Economist over Erdogan’s ‘Looming Dictatorship’ Cover

On Thursday, Fahrettin Altun, the communication director of Turkey, slammed the London-based weekly The Economist for creating "cheap propaganda" on the country. The cover of this week's magazine is titled "Turkey's looming dictatorship." The Economist is calling on outsiders to...

Eleni Skoura: The First Woman Elected in Greek Parliament

On January 19, 1953, Eleni Skoura was the first woman elected to the Greek parliament, in a historic moment for the all-male institution. After many decades of struggle, Greek women finally won the right to be elected to Parliament on...

US Midterm Elections: The Greeks and Philhellenes That Won

A number of significant victories were achieved by Greeks and philhellenes in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Among those who were elected or re-elected in the US Parliament and Congress were Alexi Giannoulias, Eleni Kounalakis, Nicole Malliotakis, John Sarbanes, Gus...

Republican Malliotakis and Democrat Sarbanes Win Re-Election Bids

Two Greek-American House Representatives have been re-elected in the 2022 U.S. midterms. The first, New York Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, won against former Democratic Rep. Max Rose in a rematch between the two. The second, Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, was reelected...