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How Greece's Political Landscape Changes After the Election

July 8, 2019 finds Greece turning the page, as the political landscape changed radically after the results of Sunday's election. Greece leaves four and a half years of leftist rule behind. The Alexis Tsipras government promised change and the end...

Final Results of General Election in Greece Released

Greece's Ministry of the Interior issued the final results of the national election in Greece and the number of seats each party has in the new Parliament: New Democracy: 39.85 percent, 158 seats Syriza: 31.53 percent, 86 seats Movement of Change: 8.10...

Greek Election Campaign Wraps Up on Friday

As the Greek national election campaign ends on Friday, the two contenders for the premiership, Alexis Tsipras and Kyriakos Mitsotakis give the last battle before Sunday's polls. While all polls indicate that New Democracy will be the winning party -...

10 Reasons Why Tsipras will Lose the Greek Elections

As a politician, Alexis Tsipras climbed too high, too soon. He became the leader of SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left) party at an early age in 2008, promoted unexpectedly by departing party chief Alekos Alavanos. He was elected in...

Greek PM Tsipras Grip on Power About to End

With only days left before Sunday's national elections in Greece, the conservative New Democracy party looks likely to be the winner, ousting the first leftist government in Greek history that ruled for the past four and a half years. Prime...

Varoufakis Comeback Poses New Threat to Greece's Tsipras

Yanis Varoufakis was the surprise of the recent European parliamentary elections, with his party, called "Democracy in Europe Movement 2025" (DiEM25), coming only a few votes shy of snatching a seat. On Thursday, the eccentric economist announced the candidates who...

PM Tsipras Asks Greek President to Dissolve Parliament, Hold National Elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Monday afternoon to ask him to officially dissolve the Greek Parliament. In a long-lasting tradition, Greek Premiers visit the President in the Presidential Palace in Athens...

Defiant Tsipras Goes Ahead with Appointing Top Judges, Despite Outcry

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announced to his cabinet on Friday afternoon that his government will go ahead with its decision to appoint Greece's new top judges, despite calls from experts and the opposition to wait until the new government...

Greece's Borrowing Now Costs Same As Italy's; 10-Year Bond Hits Record Low

The interest rate for Greece's ten-year bond yield fell on Friday to an all-time low, reaching levels under three per cent, for the first time ever in history. The Greek interest rate fell a further seven basis points, and is now...

Final Results Show New Democracy 9.35% Ahead of SYRIZA in EU Elections

The Greek Ministry of the Interior  released the official and final results of Sunday’s European Elections in Greece on Thursday, showing a lead of 9.35 percent for the New Democracy (ND) Party over ruling coalition SYRIZA. According to the final results,...