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Greece’s Oldest Active Voter is 111 Years Old

The man is apparently the oldest Greek voter. Proud 111 years old. On Sunday, Charalambos Mitsoglou entered the polling centre in Nymfopetra, in Volvi prefecture, and showed his identity card.   Judicial and elections representatives were surprised to read his birthday date, when the man handed out his ID. Mitsoglou casted …

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Tsipras Reveals Gov’ Conditions: Annul Bailout Measures, Banks Under Public Control…

“The popular verdict clearly renders the bailout deal null” Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing SYRIZA, said during a press conference shortly after he received the mandate to form the next government of Greece. Saying that “3 million voters rejected the austerity-bailout”, Tsipras revealed the his party’s conditions for future government coalitions: 1. Immediate …

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Tsipras Recieved Mandate To Form Greek Government

Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), the party that emerged second at the Greek elections 2012, received the mandate to hold exploratory talks and form the next coalition government. «This is a historical moment for the Left” Alexis Tsipras told President Karolos Papoulias. Tsipras, 38, will seek to …

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IMF Poul Thomsen: I wanna go home….

Did IMF’s representative for Greece, Poul Thomsen, request to be transferred away from Greece six months ago? Greek  daily Imerisia quoted Vicky Pryce, an economist based in UK, saying: ” I have learned that Poul Thomsen, with whom I was at a panel discussion about Greece in London School of Economics, had …

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