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Greece's Centrist To Potami Party to Officially Suspend Operations

The centrist ''To Potami'' (The River) party announced on Monday that its Political Council will propose the suspension of the party's operations at the standing congress to be held on November 24. The party, which was formed in 2014 by...

Leader of Greek Centrist Party Steps Down After Poor Showing

Stavros Theodorakis, leader of centrist party To Potami ("The River"), announced his intention to resign from the party's leadership, and also proposed that Potami should not run in the upcoming national elections, at a party meeting on Tuesday evening. Theodorakis...

Potami MP's Might Deviate From Party Line on Prespa

The Political Council of the opposition centrist Potami party reaffirmed on Thursday that its parliamentary deputies will vote according to their consciences when the Prespa Agreement comes before the Greek parliament for ratification. According to the state-run AMNA news agency,...

Greek Centrist Potami Quits PASOK-Led Coalition

The Greek centrist party Potami voted on Sunday to leave the Movement for Change (KINAL) group, led by once powerful PASOK, only a few months after it entered the coalition. With a vote of 97 in favor and 16 against...

Center-Left Party Election Participation Seen as Protest Against Gov't Performance

The mass participation of Greek citizens in the new center-left party election, is seen as a demonstration against the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, said PASOK MP Andreas Loverdos, on Monday. Speaking on SKAI radio on Monday morning, Loverdos said that the...

Candidates for New Center-Left Party Present Views on Post-Election Coalitions

The nine candidates for the leadership of the new center-left party to be formed, presented their views on coalitions during their first public debate on national broadcaster ERT on Monday. With the two major parties leading the race in opinion polls;...

Greek PM Tsipras Briefs Party Leaders on Cyprus Talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday had successive meetings with party leaders in order to discuss strategy on the upcoming crucial talks regarding the Cyprus issue. At 10 a.m., Tsipras met with main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The New...

MP Katerina Markou Leaves Potami

Centrist Potami's MP Katerina Markou has announced her withdrawal to her post in a statement to the party's leader Stavros Theodorakis. Her departure from Greece's Parliament leaves Potami with eight MPS representing the party in the 300-seat government. Markou pointed to...

Ministers and Party Leaders Attend Venizelos Memorial Service on Island of Crete

An event commemorating early 20th century Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos, as well as his son and three-time Greek prime minister Sofoklis Venizelos, was held in Hania, Crete, on Sunday. Among those attending were Economy Minister George Stathakis, main opposition...

Stavros Theodorakis Re-elected Leader of "Potami" Party

Stavros Theodorakis will continue to lead the political party "To Potami", after Sunday's voting for the party's leader. Theodorakis was re-elected with a percentage of 88.16%, whereas the other candidate, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, collected 11.84%. "Whoever wants to start something over is...