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Greek Elections: Former Fin Min Reluctant Over Post-Election Alliances

Former finance minister and SYRIZA candidate Euclid Tsakalotos expressed his concern over post-election alliances saying that the pro-Europe parties are corrupt and reactionary. Tsakalotos gave an interview to Kathimerini daily newspaper stating that his party will not agree on a...

A Guide to Sunday’s September 20 Greek General Elections

Greece heads into its third elections in eight months with opinion polls foreshadowing a tight race between New Democracy and SYRIZA on top, a struggle for the third place and the presence of new political parties, like Popular Unity...

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...