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Samaras Says ND-PASOK Will Serve Term

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, said his odd new partnership with his political rivals the PASOK Socialists will serve out the rest of the government's term, three years, although their opponents doubt it. Just after...

The Samaras Shuffle Under Way

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and PASOK's Evangelos Venizelos were to meet on June 24 to discuss a shakeup in the Cabinet that will dump some of the Premier's ministers and replace them with Socialists to reward Venizelos for backing...

Samaras Says ND-PASOK Rule

Despite the departure of one of his coalition partners, the tiny Democratic Left (DIMAR) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said his New Democracy party will move ahead with reforms with a united front with his other partner, the PASOK...

New Democracy Reigns, DIMAR, PASOK Irrelevant

Just as PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, who withdrew his objection to the closing of the national broadcaster ERT, is being rewarded with key ministerial positions for his party in a new coalition government, a poll shows that if...

Venizelos' Reward For Backing Samaras

PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, who withdrew his opposition to the closure of ERT, will see a number of his party's officials named ministers by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras who is planning to shake up his Cabinet in...

Kouvelis Pulls DIMAR From Greek Coalition

Democratic Left (DIMAR) chief Fotis Kouvelis on June 21 said that he is yanking his tiny group from the uneasy Greek coalition led by Prime Minister and New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras, who said he will now rule...

ND-PASOK Alliance For Greece

After blaming the dominant New Democracy (ND) Conservatives and PASOK Socialists for creating Greece's crushing economic crisis, and after raging protests, strikes and riots against them for three years, Greeks are set to be governed by a power-sharing partnership...

Coalition Talks Off, No Deal On ERT as Kouvelis Leaves Greek Government

A third meeting this week between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, and his reluctant partners, PASOK Socialist chief Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left (DIMAR) head Fotis Kouvelis, failed to reach agreement late on June...

In Vienna, Samaras Says All Is Well

With his fragile coalition on the verge of breaking up over his decree to shut down the national broadcaster ERT without consulting his partners or the Parliament, Greek Prime Minister told European Union leaders during a lightning visit to...

Another Greek Coalition Showdown Set

For third time this week, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will try to persuade his reluctant coalition partners, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis of Democratic Left (DIMAR,) to go along with his closure of the national broadcaster...