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Too Close to Call: Exit Polls Show No Winner Yet in Greek Elections

ATHENS - After a deadlocked May 6 election that failed to give any party enough votes to form a government in the midst of Greece's worst economic crisis since World War II, and six anguishing weeks in between with...

The Three Greek Election Scenarios: Lose, Lose, Lose

ATHENS – Greece’s critical June 17th elections have been framed as a euro vs. drachma dilemma, whether the country will stay in the Eurozone or be forced out and back to its ancient currency and into what most analysts...

Samaras, Venizelos See Another Election Deadlock

ATHENS – Predicting the June 17 elections – as did those on May 6 – would result in yet another stalemate with no party able to gain enough votes to form a government, the leaders of the once-ruling New...

PASOK, Democratic Left, Borrow Ideas from SYRIZA

ATHENS – With their parties out of the running to win the critical June 17 elections that could see Greece forced out of the Eurozone and back to the drachma, PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left leader...

Dueling Last Polls Show SYRIZA, New Democracy Both in First

ATHENS – After trading places with the New Democracy Conservatives in the race to see who will win the critical June 17 elections that could determine whether Greece will leave the Eurozone and into what critics said would be...

Greek Coalition Talks Collapsed After 'Madhouse' Fighting

ATHENS – In a scenario that shows just how divided Greece is, political leaders who tried to form a coalition government in the wake of the May 6 stalemated elections were at each other’s throats in diatribe so vicious...

The Red Scare: The Hammer and Sickle Flying Over Greece

ATHENS - From 1947-57 it was Sen. Joseph “Better Dead than Red,” McCarthy who put the fear of having no God into Americans with his political witch hunt trying to root out Communists – or suspected Communists – from...

Pikramenos to Lead Soured Greeks Ahead of June 17 Elections

ATHENS – With the collapse of talks to form a coalition government in the wake of the May 6 stalemated elections that failed to give any party a mandate to rule, Greece has come under the temporary control of...

SYRIZA Surges in Polls, Sun Setting on Golden Dawn

ATHENS – Greece’s rising political leader of the left, 37-year-old Alexis Tsipras, whose refusal to back a coalition government in favor of more austerity measures, has taken his SYRIZA party into the lead for prospective new elections, a poll...

German Officials Gang Up on Greece: More Austerity or Else

ATHENS – Just as it appeared Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos might be able to form a shaky coalition government, another feud broke out between political leaders. German officials also said Greece would not get any more money from international...