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Greek Politicians Urge Voters to Participate as They Cast Their Votes

Greek politicians on Sunday urged the millions of Greeks who are eligible to vote for the European and local elections to go to the polling stations and exercise their democratic right. The President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos on...

Greeks Go to the Polls for Crucial European, Local Elections

Millions of Greeks go the polling stations on Sunday to vote for the country's 21 representatives to the European Parliament. In parallel, they also vote for local, municipal and regional representatives. 9,922,294 voters (4,810,075 men, 5,122,219 women) are eligible to...

Greek Election Campaign Wraps Up With Athens, Thessaloniki Rallies

The campaign for Sunday's European and municipal elections closed on Friday with two major rallies in Athens and Thessaloniki. Speaking at Syntagma Square, PM Alexis Tsipras called on Greeks to cast their vote “for the Greece of the many,” and...

From Language Diversity to Gender Equality: European Elections by the Numbers

More than 400 million Europeans are heading to the polls to elect the 751 members of the European Union Parliament to new five-year terms. Containing 7.3 percent of the world's population, the EU in 2017 generated a nominal gross domestic...

Greek European Elections a Litmus Test for PM Tsipras

As Greece heads for the polls this coming Sunday to elect its representatives to the European Parliament, the question is not who will win, but by how much. The bellwether EU plebiscite is held in parallel with Greek municipal and...

Free Scooter Rides Offered in Greece During EU Elections To Boost Participation

US-based company Lime, which operates motorized scooters, announced on Monday that it will provide up to 15 hours' worth of urban rides free of charge on May 26, the day of the European Elections. The decision of the American company...

Durrells Star Georgoulis Vows to Help Greek Cinema from European Parliament

Popular Greek actor Alexis Georgoulis, currently starring in the television series "The Durrells" as Spiros Halikiopoulos, will be contesting for a seat in the European Parliament in the forthcoming elections of May 26. Speaking to the Greek Reporter, Georgoulis, a...

A Whopping 49 Parties are Registered for EU Elections in Greece

There is a grand total of forty-nine parties in Greece registered to contest in the elections for the European Parliament on May 26 -- ranging from the extreme to the absurd. Although the country has only twenty-one seats in the...

Actor Alexis Georgoulis and Musician Ross Daly Announced on SYRIZA's Euro-Ballot

Greece's ruling SYRIZA party announced on Friday afternoon its last five candidates for the upcoming European elections taking place on May 26. Two of the individuals SYRIZA announced are very popular in Greece and beyond: The well-known actor Alexis Georgoulis and...

PM Tsipras Confirms Greece Plans To Repay IMF Loans Earlier

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday that Greece plans to repay its more expensive IMF loans earlier than it needs to, in order to ''create favorable conditions for its economy.'' According to officials, Greece plans to repay the...