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Government, Opposition Clash Over Greek Diaspora Vote

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis described on Thursday a proposal submitted by main opposition party SYRIZA on the ability of diaspora Greeks to vote in general elections as “deeply offensive,” saying it treats them as “second-class citizens.” “The proposal is deeply...

Proposal for Inquiry on Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos Submitted to Parliament

Speaker of the House Constantinos Tasoulas announced on Thursday morning that thirty MPs from the governing New Democracy (ND) Party had submitted a proposal to initiate procedures for a special Parliamentary investigative committee against the former Deputy Minister of...

Fresh Accusations Emerge Against Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos in Novartis Case

Greece's former corruption prosecutor Eleni Raikou accused former deputy Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos on Monday of intervening in her work while she was a prosecutor. Back in 2017, Raikou was the first-ever official to accuse Papangelopoulos of trying to interfere in...

Former Greek PM Tsipras: 'We Are Still Here, after Four-and-a-Half Years of Struggle, the Struggle to Keep Greece Standing Upright'

"We are still here, after four-and-a-half years of struggle, the struggle to keep Greece standing upright," is how main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras started his speech at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair on Saturday evening. The former Greek prime...

Greek Parliament Votes for Bill Abolishing University Asylum

The Greek Parliament voted in favor of a bill on Thursday which addresses the abolition of university asylum laws. The proposed legislation, brought up for discussion by the new conservative government, also addresses a series of other issues, including changes to...

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...