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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...

Polls in Greece Show SYRIZA's Lead Shrinking

With the undecided reaching 25.5 percent, the latest opinion poll on intention to vote shows that the difference between SYRIZA and New Democracy is shrinking. According to a recent survey conducted by ProRata for Efimerida ton Syntakton daily published on...

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...

Former Greece's House Speaker to Start New Party

Greece's controversial former house speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou is ready to start a new party, according to a report in Efimerida ton Syntakton daily. The report says that Konstantopoulou is expecting the official disbandment of the present parliament and election announcement...

Greek Parties Accuse Tsipras of Unduly Expediting Election Date

Alexis Tsipras receives fire from political parties over his move to expedite elections for September 20 using allegedly undemocratic procedures. New Democracy, PASOK, To Potami and Popular Unity accuse the prime minister for cunningly trying to speed up the elections...

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,...

The End of SYRIZA As We Know It

There is a 1962 Cold War film called "The Manchurian Candidate" in which a former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. The Alexis Tsipras who came back from Brussels on July 13 after signing Greece's third,...

German Poll: Tsipras 28%, New Democracy 25%, Lafazanis 8%

Alexis Tsipras is far from forming autonomous government in Greece's upcoming early elections, says a readers' opinion poll conducted by German newspaper Bild. The new trimmed-down SYRIZA with Alexis Tsipras at the helm will get 28 percent of the vote,...

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...