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Merkel and Hollande Τurn Down Meeting With Tsipras For Protocol Reasons

State Secretary and spokesperson of the German government Steffen Seibert told reporters today, when asked if Angela Merkel is willing to meet with the left-wing SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, that the German Chancellor only meets with heads of states...

Coalition Hopes Fade, New Elections Seem Likely

ATHENS – With Europe and world markets watching anxiously, Greece’s hopes of forming a coalition government were deadlocked in debate over whether to stick to austerity measures demanded by international lenders in return for two bailouts of $325 billion...

Tsipras Woos Partners But Says No Bailout Deal

ATHENS – Greece’s new power broker, SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras, is trying to form a coalition government in the wake of the country’s fractured election results, but has laid down tough conditions that would require a rejection of...

European Stock Markets Down Due To Greek Parties’ Delay In Forming Government

European shares traded lower on Tuesday (May 8) with concerns growing about Greece's political future as the country's parties struggle to form a new government. SYRIZA leader is due to receive the exploratory mandate at 2pm today, after Samaras’s...

Samaras Says He Can't Form Coalition, SYRIZA's Turn Is Next

ATHENS – New Democracy head Antonis Samaras, whose party finished first in the May 6 general elections but with less than 19 percent of the vote, said after less than a day of trying that he can’t form a...

Greek Enterpreneurs Want Leftist Party SYRIZA in New Government

Industrialists are asking the participation of a Leftist party in the government, -specifically SYRIZA - who is widely considered to be the big winner of the elections as it succeeded in surpassing PASOK’s percentages. This statement was made by the...

Alexis Tsipras: Greece’s Only Hope or a Dangerous Populist?

The biggest winner of the Greek election is Alexis Tsipras and his party, SYRIZA. In the craziest and most crucial elections in Greek post-war history, Alexis Tsipras overcame a lack of experience, two candidates who are political institutions and...

Without a Coalition, New Elections Loom in Greece

ATHENS – New Democracy Conservative party leader Antonis Samaras, whose party gained first place in the May 6 elections with only 18.86 percent of the vote – its worst showing ever – has until May 10 to form a...

Greek Election: Political Leaders Spin the Results

ATHENS – Even as the votes were still being counted in the May 6 general elections to replace a temporary, shaky coalition government, and with exit polls showing big gains for groups opposed to the austerity measures demanded by...

International Press Focuses on 'New' Political Figures

The early exit polls, which became public minutes after the end of the voting process, show that the end of the bipartisanism in Greece has come. New Democracy party appears to be first, though it is not clear yet. To...