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Opinion Poll Company Believes Next Greek Govt Could Include Three Parties

At least three parties will be needed to form a new Greek government, said the managing director of Greek polling company Alco, Costas Panagopoulos, in an interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Wednesday. "A government can be formed by the two top parties,...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras Promises To Form New Govt From The Ground Up

"The people's majority will offer us the opportunity to govern for the next four years by giving a clear mandate to SYRIZA," said party leader Alexis Tsipras in an interview to Sunday newspaper Real News. "The Greek people understand that...

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,...

Greek State Minister Rules Out Post-Election Coalition with Opposition Parties

There will be no cooperation after the elections between SYRIZA and New Democracy, "To Potami" or PASOK, Greek State Minister Nikos Pappas said in an interview to "Ethnos" newspaper on Sunday. "If this possibility existed, there would be no need...

With a Third Greek Bailout in Place, Questions About Snap Elections Arise

After the Eurogroup's blessing of a new Greek bailout deal, Greece’s short term financial problems appear to be temporarily resolved. With the first 26-billion-euro installment, the country will be able to pay its debts until mid October and the compromised Greek banks...

Greek Main Opposition to Support New Rescue Plan

Greek main opposition New Democracy will vote in favor of the agreement signed between Greece and its creditors, the party’s parliamentary group concluded after a seven-hour meeting on Thursday. "All lawmakers decided that New Democracy, as a party representing responsibility and consistency,...

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...

The Institutions Return to Athens

The institutions, formerly known as the Troika, are back in Athens. Representatives of the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Commission  the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have returned to Greece. This time, however, there will be a fourth organization delegating officials in...

New Greek Cabinet Inaugurated in Low Key Ceremony

The new Greek cabinet was inaugurated on Saturday morning in a ceremony that was followed by a Ministerial meeting. The new Ministers officially accepted their new posts under the supervision of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The usual live broadcast...

Greek Govt Sources: Tsipras Will Not Step Down

These have been a tough two days for Greece's SYRIZA party and the Tsipras administration. At least 30 SYRIZA lawmakers have stated their intent to turn down the deal Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made with international creditors on Monday morning. Though the package...