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Day of Division as PM Fails to Unify Greek Parties on FYROM

Greek opposition politicians were briefly united on Saturday, if only in their lack of agreement over the 'Macedonia' name dispute and over their antipathy to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' strategy. The premier held face-to-face meetings with a succession of party...

Opinion Polls from 13 Surveys Show SYRIZA Win

Thirteen surveys on voting intentions show that SYRIZA is most likely the winner of the January 25th general elections. New Party To Potami (The River) gets crucial third place. Kathimerini daily has combined 12 surveys from research companies and a...

Poll: SYRIZA Leading Over New Democracy by 8 Points

A poll conducted by Palmos Analysis on behalf of tvxs.gr showed that Greek opposition party SYRIZA is leading over the ruling New Democracy party by 8 points. SYRIZA stands at 25.8% compared to New Democracy at 17.7%. The ultra nationalist...

Potami Leader Says Greece Needs Renaissance, "Big Change"

The leader of the new To Potami (The River) political movement which got just 6.6 percent of the vote in the European Parliament elections, has called on Greeks to reject the two-ruling party system which brought the country to...

PASOK MP Questions Venizelos' Strategy

With the once-might PASOK still floundering, one of its lawmakers said the Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos' strategy of siding with Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras hasn't worked and he wants a new direction for the party. MP...

DIMAR's Kouvelis Quits; Independent Greeks See Changes

After his party's abysmal showing in European Parliament elections - finishing last among major parties with 1.2 percent of the vote - Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis has resigned under pressure from unhappy lawmakers. DIMAR failed to elect a...

Samaras, Venizelos Repeat: No Snap Polls

The long and rancorous campaign for Greek municipalities and the European Parliament, which saw the major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) come in first, won't bring national elections, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said. The 3.8 percent win by...