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PM Tsipras Delays Greek General Election Campaign

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has reneged on his promise to initiate the process for general elections in Greece immediately after the second round of the local and regional elections held last weekend. Government sources now say that Tsipras will visit...

Hedge Fund Manager Bass Sees Elections in Greece Within a Year (Video)

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass is betting that Greece will experience a dramatic political turnaround, with elections called within a year, that will spur a rally across the nation’s assets. Bass, founder of Dallas-based Hayman Capital Management, owns Greek bank...

U.S. State Department Congratulates New Greek PM Tsipras

The United States congratulated new Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras on his electoral victory. The Department of State stressed that the U.S. will continue to work closely with the new Greek government by cooperating in all aspects. A State Department...

Alexis Tsipras Inaugurated as Greek Prime Minister for the Second Time in Eight Months

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras swore a political oath on Monday evening, to become Greece's Prime Minister just 30 days after abdicating his post. Tsipras was sworn in as prime minister in a short ceremony at the Presidential Palace. Earlier in the day Tsipras...

Greek Elections: Official Final Results

The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) has won its second parliamentary elections in eight months having garnered 35.47 percent of the Greek vote and 145 parliament seats on Sunday. The New Democracy conservatives came in second with 28.09 percent...

Voter Turnout in Greek Elections Drops to New Historic Low: Infographic

SYRIZA and its leader Alexis Tsipras may have been Sunday's big election winners, but one of the facts that stands out about this election is the unprecedented abstention rate. With 90% of the votes counted, 43.55% of Greeks who were...

Jeroen Dijsselbloem Congratulates Tsipras on Electoral Victory

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem congratulated Alexis Tsipras on his SYRIZA party victory during Greece's legislative elections on Sunday evening. "Looking forward to a swift formation of a new government with strong mandates to continue the reform process," the Dutch finance minister wrote...

Popular Unity: Not Popular Enough to Take a Seat in Greek Parliament

The word Popular by definition means liked or admired by many people or by a particular person or group, however this was not the case for 'Popular Unity' (Laiki Enotita in Greek), a new party formed by SYRIZA dissidents. Popular Unity...

Francois Hollande Forsees Stability in Greece after SYRIZA Victory in Greek Elections

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday welcomed the significant success of SYRIZA and its leader Alexis Tsipras adding that it is an important message for European left. "Greece will enjoy a period of stability with a clear parliamentary majority," Hollande...

Foreign Media: Tsipras and Abstention Win in Greek Election

“The left-wing SYRIZA party is set to return to power in Greece, general election exit polls indicated on Sunday,” noted the Guardian’s correspondent in Greece, Helena Smith. She also added that the leading party’s supporters had gathered in central...