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New Greek Poll Shows New Democracy Trailing SYRIZA by 1%

With the Greek snap elections set for September 20, a new opinion poll indicates changes in the structure of the next Greek Parliament. SYRIZA leads New Democracy by just 1%, as the two parties garner 22.2% and 21.2% of the intended Greek vote...

Tsipras' Former Party Fellows Criticize His First Campaign Interview

Popular Unity chief Panagiotis Lafazanis and former House speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou criticized departing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the broadcast of his first election campaign interview. Lafazanis issued a written statement in which he accuses Tsipras of "committing to implement...

Fifty-three Left Platform Members Resign from SYRIZA Central Committee

Fifty-three members of SYRIZA's Central Committee, most of them affiliated with Panagiotis Lafazanis' Left Platform, resigned on Wednesday. In a letter, they stressed that they were unable to serve the new Memorandum signed by Greece, which they said delivered...

Greek Main Opposition Chief Calls for Meeting of Political Leaders

Greek main opposition New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis called for a meeting of political leaders after the completion of the exploratory process, following a meeting with Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis in parliament on Tuesday. Meimarakis said the meeting is necessary to...

Greek Parties Give First Glimpses of their Election Campaigns

On Monday, Popular Unity leader Panagiotis Lafazanis received the exploratory mandate to form government which he plans to hold for three days, the maximum period allowed. With September 20 being the most likely date for snap elections, political parties have...

Greek Parliament President Konstantopoulou Meets with Panagiotis Lafazanis

Greek Parliament President Zoi Konstantopoulou met with Panayiotis Lafazanis, leader of the newly-formed political party Popular Unity, on August 22 in her office. The two politicians had a conversation in front of the reporters waiting outside the office, where...

Popular Unity Leader Lafazanis: 'We'll Play a Significant Role after the Elections'

Former SYRIZA MP Panagiotis Lafazanis and leader of the party’s Left Platform announced the formation of a new leftist party called “Popular Unity.” In the press conference held in the Greek Parliament Lafazanis spoke about the party’s goals, while...

SYRIZA Left Platform Rebels Announce New Party 'Popular Unity'

After the resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government and the decision for snap elections in Greece, the SYRIZA Left Platform announced the formation of a new leftist party. Reportedly, the new party will be called "Popular Unity" as 29...

Greek Govt Spokeswoman Criticises SYRIZA MP Lafazanis on Statements Against Govt

Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili criticized former Energy Minister and SYRIZA MP Panagiotis Lafazanis who stated in an interview to Greek media that he will vote against the government. "The Left Platform and Panagiotis Lafazanis announced today through their statements that they...

SYRIZA MP Lafazanis: We will not Give the Green Light for a Third Memorandum

The Greek government's problems caused by its shift to a memorandum policy cannot be answered with bluffs or tricks, SYRIZA deputy Panagiotis Lafazanis on Wednesday said in statements to Real FM. "The snap elections insinuate anti-democratic ideas and can neither...