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SYRIZA's Loss of Political Legitimacy Already Under Way

It’s only a matter of time before Greece's SYRIZA-led government loses its political legitimacy entirely and the country ends up with yet another snap election. This is an argument I have been making virtually since SYRIZA's rise to power. Now, a poll by...

New Opinion Poll Shows Uncertainty of Greek Election Results

An opinion poll on Wednesday indicates an increasingly close race in Greece's upcoming parliamentary elections. New Democracy has shrunk the gap from SYRIZA to just 0.4% with the former garnering 22.6% of the intended vote against SYRIZA's 23%. In another poll on Friday,...

New Poll Shows SYRIZA Leading New Democracy by 2%

According to an opinion poll conducted for Greece's Vergina TV, New Democracy's popularity is currently significantly closer to that of SYRIZA than it was in January 2015. SYRIZA received 24% of the respondents' vote while New Democracy got 22%. In the January 2015 elections,...

KKE and PASOK React to Greece's Agreement with Creditors

Following Greece's agreement with international creditors, opposition parties PASOK and KKE strongly criticized the government. The Greek government agreed to a bailout deal with creditors on Tuesday morning, following a 24-hour examination of the agreement terms. The Greek and Eurozone parliaments still...

Fifty Communist and Labor Parties Sign KKE Solidarity Campaign

Fifty communist, labor parties and organizations across the globe have joined an international campaign in solidarity with the Greek Communist Party (KKE) and its struggle, according to an announcement. The campaign was launched last week by five leftist parties - the Algerian Party...

New Greek Poll Shows SYRIZA in the Lead – ANEL Out of Parliament

A new public opinion poll produced results that would reshape the Greek Parliament in the next elections. According to the poll, if elections were to be held next Sunday, the ruling SYRIZA party would still be leading with 33.6% of the vote ahead...

Greece's Migrant Naturalization Bill Expected to Pass in Principle But without ANEL Support

The government's bill on Greek citizenship and naturalization of second-generation migrants looks set to be passed in principle by Greece's Parliamentary plenum on Wednesday, though without the backing of junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL). The bill is supported by opposition parties...

Draft Bill on Acquisition of Greek Nationality by Second-Generation Migrants Passed in Principle

An Interior Ministry bill modifying Greece's laws on acquiring Greek nationality was passed in principle. The bill affects the rights to Greek nationality of children that are second-generation migrants. The draft bill was supported by the ruling SYRIZA/ANEL coalition, "To Potami"...

Opposition Parties Criticize Govt in Greek Parliamentary Debate

Greek opposition "To Potami" leader Stavros Theodorakis urged the SYRIZA-led government on Friday to resolve its internal strife and push for a national consensus ahead of the next round of negotiations with creditors. Speaking at an off-the-agenda parliamentary debate that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requested...

Greek Opinion Poll: SYRIZA Holds Significant Lead Over New Democracy

SYRIZA leads by 21 percentage points over Greece's main opposition New Democracy in voting intention, according to an opinion poll conducted by Macedonia University. According to the survey, 36.5% of participants chose SYRIZA, 15.5% New Democracy, 6.0% "To Potami," 6.0%...