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Greek PM to Attempt to Influence Minor Opposition Parties Ahead of Third Presidential Ballot

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is processing his final strategies ahead of the final, third ballot for the election of the President of the Hellenic Republic. The speculation regarding the Greek Premier’s final move has dramatically risen since yesterday and...

Lykoudis and Theodorakis Announce Electoral Alliance

The electoral alliance between Spyros Lykoudis’ Reformers and Stavros Theodorakis’ "To Potami" was announced today at a press conference that took place at the Old Parliament in downtown Athens, Greece. Lykoudis revealed that he was in talks with Theodorakis regarding...

Foreign Media on the Greek Presidential Election's Second Ballot and Snap Elections Scenarios [Video]

In the turmoil of the second unsuccessful ballot for the election of the new President of the Hellenic Republic, international media have yet again turned their eyes to the Greek Parliament. The numbers simply do not add up, they estimate,...

George Papandreou to Announce New Party by Year-End

Former Greek Prime Minister and PASOK leader George Papandreou will reportedly announce the formation of a new political party by the end of 2014, according to Greek television. In the last few months, Papandreou has been seen distancing himself from the...

All Eyes on the 25 Independent MPs Ahead of the Critical Third Greek Presidential Ballot

The number of independent MPs currently present in the Greek Parliament reached 25 today, after Niki Founta's departure from Democratic Left's (DIMAR) parliamentary group. In terms of numbers, this development means that, at the moment, the independent MPs consist the...

Votes of the Second Unsuccessful Greek Presidential Ballot

The Greek Parliament failed to elect a new President of the Hellenic Republic in the second consecutive ballot. Stavros Dimas, the only candidate for the Greek Presidency, nominated by the coalition government partners, New Democracy and PASOK, and Greek...

Statements of Party Leaders After 2nd Round of Greece ’s Presidential Election

Each deputy will be faced with the Greek people’s anxiety in the third round of the election for a President of the Republic, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said after the end of the second round. Samaras also called on...

SYRIZA-Democratic Left Leaders' Meeting Hints at Cooperation

The talks between SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras and Democratic Left president Fotis Kouvelis spurred new rumors of cooperation between the two parties ahead of the prospect of snap elections. Kouvelis on Monday told party MPs and members that the two men have...

Greece ’s Presidential Election: Second Round Results Do Not Elect Stavros Dimas as Greek President

The second round of voting concluded with a negative result on the election of a new Greek President by the Greek Parliament a few minutes earlier. The only candidate nominated by the coalition government partners, New Democracy and PASOK,...

Archbishop Ieronymos Urges SYRIZA Leader to Vote in Greek Presidential Ballot

According to Greek media, Archbishop Ieronymos allegedly urged SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras to vote for a new President in Parliament. Tsipras visited the Dimitrios Center for Creative Activities of the Christian "Mission" where he had a 20-minute meeting with the Archbishop. Ieronymos told him...