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PM Samaras fails to get more than 160 votes for President

The first round of voting for Greece’s next President is taking place in the Parliament. 300 lawmakers will be asked to vote in a roll call either for sole candidate “Stavros Dimas” or “Present“. MPs  do not have the option to say “No”. Just the name of the candidate or …

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PM Samaras’ last minute pressure: Vote for Dimas to avoid fatal political adventure for Greece’s European course

Just a few hours before the first round of Presidential voting, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement urging MPs to vote in favor of Stavor Dimas tonight, “in order to avoid adventures for the European course of the country,” as he said it characteristically. At the same time, …

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