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Final Results Show New Democracy 9.35% Ahead of SYRIZA in EU Elections

The Greek Ministry of the Interior  released the official and final results of Sunday’s European Elections in Greece on Thursday, showing a lead of 9.35 percent for the New Democracy (ND) Party over ruling coalition SYRIZA. According to the final results,...

MP Megaloeconomou Resigns from SYRIZA Ahead of National Elections

Greek MP Theodora Megaloeconomou resigned from the SYRIZA party on Tuesday afternoon and is standing now as an Independent, leaving the embattled Greek government with one less member of Parliament representing them. Megaloeconomou sent a letter to the Speaker of the House...

The 21 Candidates Most Likely to Become Greece's Next MEPs

As votes for each one of the individual MEP candidates are still being counted, those who are currently leading the races now seem to have a good chance of becoming Greece's next 21 MEPs. Let's take a closer look at...

Cyprus Elects First Turkish Cypriot as MEP

The European vote in Cyprus produced a landmark result on Sunday when a Turkish Cypriot was elected as an MEP for the first time on the ethnically-divided island. Among the six MEPs elected was university professor Niyazi Kizilyurek, 59, who...

Markets Receive Conservative Greek Landslide With Unprecedented Enthusiasm

Global markets showed marked enthusiasm regarding the prospect of Greece turning toward a more conservative route, following the New Democracy Party's landslide in Sunday's local and European Elections. Greece's ten-year bond lost more than nine percent since the day began, and is...

Greece Breathes a Sigh of Relief as Golden Dawn Thrashed in EU Vote

Mainstream Greek politicians welcomed the weakening of extreme rightist party Golden Dawn on Monday, which saw the loss of close to 60 percent of its electoral base in the European elections held on Sunday. The party which received more than...

Greek PM Tsipras Calls for Snap Elections After EU Vote Defeat

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras called for snap elections after his SYRIZA party was completely routed in the European and local elections held on Sunday. Tsipras said that he will request the Greek President to dissolve the Greek parliament immediately after...

Greek Opposition Triumphs in European Elections, Calls for Tsipras' Resignation

The Greek conservative opposition New Democracy Party (ND) has won the European and local elections in Greece, dealing a severe blow to PM Alexis Tsipras and his ruling SYRIZA party. Official forecasts say that ND has triumphed by almost nine...

Exit Poll: Opposition New Democracy Wins EU Elections in Greece

Greece's center-right New Democracy (ND) party is the clear winner of the European elections held on Sunday, according to the joint exit poll presented by Greece's major television stations at 19:00 local time. ND is expected to win between 32.5...