SYRIZA in Disarray After Shocking Election Defeat in Greece
SYRIZA, the party that swept to power during the turbulent years of the Greek debt crisis, is in disarray after the election results on Sunday. The party led by former PM Alexis Tsipras has seen its share of the vote...
Mitsotakis Triumphs in Greece Elections
Greece's PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis achieved a remarkable victory in Sunday's Parliamentary elections as his New Democracy (ND) party won by more than 20 percentage points against the main opposition SYRIZA. However, due to the electoral system of proportional representation, he...
Greek Politicians Vote in the General Elections
Greek party leaders voted in the elections on Sunday sending divergent messages on the state of the nation and its future. A joint exit poll conducted by six polling agencies will be published as soon as voting concludes at 19:00...
Greece Goes to the Polls in Tightly Fought General Elections
Greece votes Sunday in a general election that could prove inconclusive, with the leading candidate, conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, unlikely to garner a lead wide enough to avoid a new vote. Opinion polls show Mitsotakis’ conservative New Democracy ahead...
Greece Heads for an Election Re-run in July
Greece is heading to the polls on Sunday for an election that is highly unlikely to produce a government. An election re-run is expected to be held in early July with a different electoral law that could make the...
Greek Elections: Debate of Political Leaders Ends in Stalemate
Ten days before the Greek elections a televised debate between the main political leaders failed to make the voters any wiser. During the three-hour debate, whose format did not allow for overheated clashes, politicians engaged in parallel monologues, offering their...
Greek Party Leaders’ Debate Set for May 10
The date of the televised debate of the Greek party leaders ahead of the May 21 national elections is confirmed for May 10.
Election Campaign Officially Launched in Greece
Greece officially launched the election campaign on Saturday after PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced the dissolution of parliament and the holding of elections on May 21. Visiting Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Mitsotakis handed over the ministerial council act proposing the dissolution...
Greek Court Hands Former SYRIZA Minister Pappas 2 Years in Prison
A Greek special court convicted ex-minister of SYRIZA Nikos Pappas to a maximum two-year sentence with a three-year probation Friday over the handling of a 2016 television licence tender under the former government. Pappas, who served as minister of digital...
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...