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19
May

Gov’t spokesman: Greek economic recovery can be seen in TV commercials

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I heard this unbelievable argument on Greek success and development this morning. Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou was talking to Popi Tsapanidou, the presenter of LiveU morning news magazine at private Star TV. Talking about the outcome of the first round of municipality and regional elections and defending the government austerity [...]

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19
May

Voters’ abstention at 40% in Greece’s municipality and regional elections

Posted by in Politics

40 percent of registered voters abstained from the ballot boxes fro the first round of municipality and regional elections.According to data from Greek Interior Ministry: 61.45% of registered voters participated in the regional elections 61.52% of registered voters participated in the municipality elections. The reasons for the relative low participation [...]

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19
May

The winner in Athens and Attica is …Golden Dawn

Posted by in Politics

The winner of Sunday’s municipality and regional elections is … extreme-right Golden Dawn. The party whose members face charges for establishing a criminal gang, doubled its rates from the last parliamentary elections in Athens and Attica region. Ilias Kasidiaris, GD spokesman who is free on bail, a mayor candidate for [...]

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18
May

42% counted: Athens municipality election results vs exit polls

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The ballots counting shows a clear difference from what the exit polls displayed short after 7 p.m. Sunday.  With 42,37% of the polling stations counted (460/1112) Giorgos Kaminis (PASOK) 21.16% Gavriil Sakellaridis (SYRIZA) 19,95% Aris Spiliotopoulos (Nea Dimokratia)17,09% Ilias Kasidiaris (Golden Dawn) 16,14% Nikolaos Sofianos (KKE) 7,32 Nikitas Kaklamanis (Nea [...]

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18
May

Thessaloniki: 98% say NO to water privatization in unoficial rerendum

Posted by in Politics, Society

An unofficial referendum about the water privatization was held in Thessaloniki on Sunday. The ballot boxes were set up outside the polling stations where citizens cast their vote municipality and regional elections. According preliminary counting results, a total of 12,875 citizens cast their vote in the unofficial referendum ballot boxes. [...]

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18
May

Scenario: Early elections end of June 2014 or beginning of July

Posted by in Politics

Hardly had the ballot boxes for the municipality and regional elections had closed on Sunday and the first scenario of snap polls made the rounds. Reasons for this was the exit polls showing left-wing SYRIZA candidates to lead in Athens and Attica – thus overturning the public opinion polls of [...]

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18
May
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Exit Polls surprise: SYRIZA candidates lead in Athens mayor and Attica prefecture

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Ballot boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday with a shock for coalition government of Nea Dimokratia and PASOK. The Exit polls show a precedence of SYRIZA candidates in Greece’s biggest municiaplity Athens and biggest prefecture Attica.  Exit polls overturn the results of recent public opinion polls. Exit polls: Athens [...]

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18
May

Athens: undecided voter let his dog decide

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An undecided voter in Athens let his dog choose who to cast a vote for. The man arrived at a polling station with his dog carrying all ballot lists in his collar. The undecided voter wanted to meet his final decision by let him his dog decide: the voter would  [...]

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16
May
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Greece EU elections: 3 public opinion polls, 3 different results

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Ten days before the EU elections and three public opinion polls bring three different results. Two polls show left-wing SYRIZA on the lead, another shows conservative Nea Dimocratia. Extreme-right Golden Dawn and new formation To Potami seem to struggle for the third position. Poll conducted by ALCO for Proto Thema: [...]

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16
May

Greece’s coalition partners cannot agree whether crisis is over – or not

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Ok, now I am totally confused. Is the Greek crisis over or not? I am supposed to need to know that before the elections and go cast my vote accordingly. But the government makes my choice not easy. While the Prime Minister claims the crisis will be over in three [...]

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