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Macron Reelected for Five More Years as France’s President

Emmanuel Macron defeated his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen with a greater margin than expected in the presidential elections in France on Sunday. He won by 58.55 to 41.45 percent. Macron, who became the first French leader to win re-election...

Irina Karamanos: The Greek Partner of Chile’s New President Gabriel Boric

The partner of the incoming Chilean President is a Greek-Chilean woman named Irina Karamanos; a feminist activist, she considers the term "First Lady" outdated now that "times have changed," she says. The 32-year-old Greek woman is the partner of the...

Cyprus Presidential Candidates Cross Swords in TV Debate

The Cyprus issue and the re-ignition of the UN-backed peace process dominated a televised debate between the candidates running in the island’s presidential election on Sunday. The five main candidates -- incumbent Nicos Anastasiades; Nicolas Papadopoulos; Stavros Malas; George Lillikas;...

Greek Presidential Election: Holiday Backstage Negotiations

Three days before the crucial third parliament voting on the new President of the Greek Republic the Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has come to the conclusion that he will not be able to gather more than 174-175 votes, therefore...

Economist: Political Jitters Threaten Grecovery

Political instability due to disagreement over the presidential elections threatens Greece's small steps towards economic recovery, according to The Economist. Based on data released on November 14, out of 18 European Union countries surveyed, Greece was the only one showing...

Greek Govt VP Venizelos' Meeting with Former PM Papandreou in 'Positive Climate'

Almost an hour and 45 minutes lasted the meeting between Greek government Vice President Evangelos Venizelos and Former Prime Minister George Papandreou at the Foreign Ministry, and, according to Venizelos, it concluded in "friendly and positive" climate. Addressing journalists after exiting the...

New Democracy-SYRIZA Political Clash Due to Bribing Accusations

The New Democracy and SYRIZA political quarrel has grown particularly intense amid the most critical juncture in Greece's economic recovery in recent memory, as discussions about the sustainability of the country's debt are ongoing. Comments made by SYRIZA spokesman Panos...

Cypriots Abroad Deadline for Presidential Vote

The Cyprus Interior Ministry's electoral office has called on all persons aged 18 and over to apply by Jan. 2, 2013 to be eligible to vote in February’s Presidential elections. The electoral office also announced that polling stations will also...