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Presidential Election

The Five Absences from the Presidential Ballot and Mitsotakis' Statement that 'Froze' New Democracy

With a total of 233 votes the Greek Parliament elected Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the seventh President of the Hellenic Republic. Pavlopoulos was elected with the votes of coalition partners SYRIZA and Independent Greeks (ANEL) as well as the support of his party,...

SYRIZA Nominates Prokopis Pavlopoulos for Greek Presidency

Just moments earlier, former New Democracy Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos was nominated for the Presidency of the Hellenic Republic by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Pavlopoulos may be elected on the first ballot, which according to the Greek Constitution requires...

Greek Presidential Election Procedure Pushed Back

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will announce the name of the candidate for president of the Hellenic republic this weekend. The presidential election procedure has been pushed back due to negotiations on the debt issue. According to information from close associates...

Greek Election Result a 'Heavy Defeat' for PASOK and its Leader

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday addressed a joint meeting of the party’s new parliamentary group and political council, and referred to the election result saying it was a heavy defeat for PASOK, its wing and strategy, and...

SYRIZA's Praise Over Avramopoulos' Intervention Fuels Presidential Nomination Scenarios

Greek main opposition SYRIZA praised earlier today the intervention of European Union Commisioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, regarding the need for extended flexibility of the Stability Pact for the European South countries. At the same...

Greek President Papoulias to PM Samaras: The Big Moment has Arrived [Video]

The Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, received the outgoing President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, at his office earlier today in order to agree on the current Parliament's dissolution, ahead of the upcoming snap general elections, that according...

Greek Parliament Fails to Elect President; Greece to Call Snap Elections

Greece will have to call general elections within a period of at least 21 days from today as the Greek Parliament failed to elect Stavros Dimas as President of the Republic of Greece. Greek constitution dictates that in an unsuccessful...

Greek Prime Minister Calls MPs to Reach a Consensus

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras held a press conference on Saturday, December 27, in light of the Presidential election's third voting round. Samaras urged MPs to come to a consensus and elect a President in order to avoid national elections. The third...

Third Round of Voting for Greek President

The Greek Parliament is voting in the third and final round in order to elect a new President of the Hellenic Republic on Monday, at 12pm. Failure to get the required 180 votes will lead to national elections. Ruling coalition candidate...

Greek Presidential Candidate: I Will Not Accept Being Elected With Golden Dawn Votes

Greek Presidential candidate Stavros Dimas ruled out the scenario of being elected as the next President with the votes of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. “As I respect the democratic institutions, I will not accept being elected President of the Republic...