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Greek Opposition SYRIZA Boycotts Parliament, Calls for Snap Elections

Greek main opposition SYRIZA announced on Tuesday that it will boycott the Greek Parliament, a move slammed by the government which accused its leader Alexis Tsipras of "undermining parliamentary democracy." Tsipras accused the conservative New Democracy government of being “morally...

Greek Government Survives Censure Motion on Wiretapping Scandal

The Greek government survived a censure motion tabled by main opposition SYRIZA over the wiretapping scandal on Friday. 156 MPs voted against the motion and 143 in favor. A total of 299 MPs participated in the roll-call vote following a...

Greek Diaspora Vote Law Leads to Fiasco Ahead of Greece Elections

The Greek diaspora will probably be absent from the general election in Greece scheduled to be held after April, as only 3,500 Greeks living abroad have registered to vote thus far. This is a fiasco for the government and political...

Former Greek PM Tsipras Meets Lula; Calls for Unity of the Left

On Saturday, former Greek PM and leader of main opposition Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, met Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva—often known simply as Lula—in Brasilia. Lula is set to be inaugurated on Sunday for a third term as Brazilian President. The...

Greece’s Opposition Demands Snap Elections Over Wiretapping Scandal

Opposition parties in Greece demanded the resignation of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and requested snap elections during a heated debate in parliament over the wiretapping scandal. Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said that Mitsotakis not only knew about the wiretapping of...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Drops Clearest Hint Yet of Snap Elections

On Tuesday, Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis dropped the clearest hint yet that he is considering holding a snap general election almost a year before it's due. The conservative premier said that although his intention is to stay in power until...

Greek Opposition Leader Tsipras Re-elected as SYRIZA Chief

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras renewed his mandate as SYRIZA leader after an inner-party ballot on Sunday and expressed confidence that his party will win the next national election. It was the first time the leader of SYRIZA was directly...

MP Gets Silenced in Greek Parliament Amidst Opposition Stand-Off

Greek MP Pavlos Polakis was silenced in Parliament on Monday as his microphone was switched off by the chairman during a debate on a new development bill. The incident occurred as Polakis, a former deputy Health Minister of the leftist...

Greek PM Apologizes for Blizzard Fiasco; Opposition Calls on Him to Resign

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered a "personal and sincere apology" on Wednesday to all citizens trapped on roads and a train during the blizzard that hit Athens and eastern Greece. Speaking during an emergency cabinet meeting, he acknowledged the...

Nikos Androulakis Elected New Leader of Greece’s Center-Left

Member of European Parliament Nikos Androulakis won the elections held on Sunday in Greece to become the new leader of the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL). Andoulakis faced former Prime Minister George Papandreou in the second round of the elections...