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Tsipras' Former Party Fellows Criticize His First Campaign Interview

Popular Unity chief Panagiotis Lafazanis and former House speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou criticized departing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after the broadcast of his first election campaign interview. Lafazanis issued a written statement in which he accuses Tsipras of "committing to implement...

Former Greece's House Speaker to Start New Party

Greece's controversial former house speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou is ready to start a new party, according to a report in Efimerida ton Syntakton daily. The report says that Konstantopoulou is expecting the official disbandment of the present parliament and election announcement...

Greek Main Opposition: 'The Arrogance Of Tsipras Has No Limits'

After the recent critique of the Greek government's spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili regarding the meeting of Greece's conservative New Democracy (ND) party leader Evangellos Meimarakis with the head of the parliament Zoe Konstantopoulou, ND released a statement of accusations toward former Prime...

SYRIZA Left Platform Rebels Announce New Party 'Popular Unity'

After the resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government and the decision for snap elections in Greece, the SYRIZA Left Platform announced the formation of a new leftist party. Reportedly, the new party will be called "Popular Unity" as 29...

Greek Main Opposition Leader: Calling for Elections Constitutes Political Adventurism

Greek main opposition New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of using talk of national elections as a tactic to resolve an internal party problem, saying it could jeopardize Greece’s road to stability. "He is thinking, 'I...

With a Third Greek Bailout in Place, Questions About Snap Elections Arise

After the Eurogroup's blessing of a new Greek bailout deal, Greece’s short term financial problems appear to be temporarily resolved. With the first 26-billion-euro installment, the country will be able to pay its debts until mid October and the compromised Greek banks...

Snap Elections in Greece? Oh, Not Again!

It seems that bailout deals kill Greek governments. The new agreement just voted in Greek Parliament seems it has just killed "the first leftist government" in the country's history. Or shall we call it a Memorandum? OK then, the first...

Greek PM Tsipras Attacked by Opposition and His Own Party

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras received a lot of fire from the opposition and several of his own lawmakers on the harsh reforms required for Greece's bailout agreement, despite the fact that a total of 222 MPs voted in...

Greek Parliament Votes Bailout Deal After Tempestuous Marathon Session

The Greek Parliament voted on Friday morning the omnibus bill that could provide Greece with a three-year bailout program worth about 85 billion euros as 222 MPs voted in favor, 64 voted against and 11 voted "present." Greek MPs argued all night...

Greek Parliament to Vote Bailout Deal in Marathon Session

The Greek Parliament's Conference of Speakers decided to open the Parliament to discuss and vote the draft omnibus bill with the agreement reached between Greece and international creditors. It was the first time the Conference of Speakers convened publicly and the session...