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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...

Greek Elections: Party Leaders Try to Woo Undecided Voters

  KKE leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas speaks at the party's election rally at Syntagma Square Three days before Sunday's election, and party leaders try to fish from the pool of undecided voters while preaching to the converted. SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras spoke...

Greek Elections: Polls Divided Between SYRIZA-New Democracy

Two new opinion polls published on Thursday show that the close race between SYRIZA and New Democracy continues as one survey shows the leftist party leading by 0.6 points while another shows New Democracy ahead by 0.5 percent. A survey...

Greek Elections: New Democracy Slightly Ahead, SYRIZA Loses Young Vote

The close race in opinion polls ahead of Sunday's elections continues, with a new survey showing conservative New Democracy leading over leftist SYRIZA by half a percentage point. The new poll by Pulse for Action 24 television, was conducted after...

Greek Elections: Parties Start Major Pre-Election Rallies in Athens

Popular Unity and the PASOK-DIMAR alliance started the major pre-election rallies in the Greek capital on Tuesday evening. Less than eight months after the party campaigns that culminated in the January 25 election, the people of Athens are gathering again...

Farmers from Northern Greece to Demonstrate on Election Day

Farmers from northern Greece will be position themselves at polling stations to protest on election day, Sunday September 20, announced the head of the nationwide coordinating committee of farmers and stockbreeders Christos Gondias. Gondias spoke to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency,...

Greek Elections: Leading Party Chiefs Debate Leaves Undecided Voters None the Wiser

The debate between SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy president Vangelis Meimarakis was as predictable as heat in July and ended in a draw because both parties had very little of substance to say. At least, the two opponents...

Greek Elections: Tsipras-Meimarakis Debate an Exchange of Accusations

Monday's debate between SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy chief Vangelis Meimarakis on public broadcaster ERT was an exchange of accusations, ambiguous trivialities and vague promises. Tsipras expressed the certainty that SYRIZA will win the elections and form government,...

German Finance Minister Believes Greeks Must Make A Choice

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble addressed Greece's future, during an interview with German Frankfurter Allgemeine. "Greek society must answer the question of whether it prefers to proceed with this adjustment process as a member of a monetary union, in which the option of an external devaluation...