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Greek Elections: Candidates Drink Ouzo and Relax Before Big Day

As it is customary, the Saturday before election day, candidates relax with friends and journalists drinking ouzo, wine and snacks (mezedes) to release the campaign pressure. After the exchange of heated arguments, harsh remarks, accusations, debates, rally speeches and interviews,...

Greek Elections: Tsipras Promises to Sweep Away the 'Old'

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras wound up his campaign to be re-elected Greek prime minister by promising a victory that would "sweep away the old." Tsipras spoke at a rally of thousands of supporters at Syntagma Square in Athens. Sounding certain...

Foreign Media Coverage of Greek Elections Wanes

International media show less interest in Greece's upcoming elections compared to the January 25 election this past year. Sunday's elections will mark the third time in eight months that Greeks are being sent to the polls. However, this time around the foreign media that have closely...

Varoufakis on Greek Elections: I will Vote for Popular Unity

Former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis stated on the internet that he will vote for Popular Unity because two of his former colleagues belong to the party. In a statement he sent to website thepressproject.gr, Varoufakis revealed that he...

Greek Elections: Next Day Scenarios Abound

The close race between SYRIZA and New Democracy in intention to vote polls leads to various scenarios over the next day in Greece. The peculiarity of this election is that, deep inside, the two main candidates almost wish they lose....

Three Greek Elections, Eight Months, 110.7 Million Euros Spent

Amid the crisis the Greek government has spent 110.7 million euros in eight months for three elections, the Greek Interior Ministry announced. The three elections, the January 25 legislative elections, the July 5 referendum and the September 20 legislative elections, have burdened the...

Tsipras: The Sacrifices of the Greek People Will Not be Lost

"The recapitalization of the Greek banks will start in October with the view to be completed by the end of 2015," SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras late on Thursday said in an interview with Star TV. Tsipras underlined that since the...

Greek Elections: Polls Continue to Show Neck to Neck Race with Slight ND Lead

New opinion polls on Sunday's critical election show that SYRIZA and New Democracy run neck to neck, with most of them giving the conservative party a slight edge. Metrisi shows New Democracy first In a survey conducted by Metrisi for Eleftheros...

Greek Elections: New Democracy Leader Meimarakis Calls for Consensus

New Democracy leader Vangelis Meimarakis on Thursday stressed the need for consensus after the elections and urged people to vote for stability and say no to "experiments." "We chose Omonoia (Concord) Square to symbolize the path we want for the...

Greek Farmers Will Continue to Protest Until September 20 Elections

Amid the implementation of the new bailout's reforms, Greek farmers will continue to protest on the streets of Northern Greece until the September 20 Greek elections. The farmers had taken their tractors to the streets since Wednesday in protest against the additional farming taxes...