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26
Jan

Alexis Tsipras sworn-in Greece’s Prime Minister with political oath

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These are completely new customs and new practices launched in Greece. Alexis Tsipras sworn-in as the country’s new Prime Minister with a political oath and wearing suit but no tie. He was reportedly said recently that he would only wear a tie, when the “bailout program is gone.” Greece’s youngest […]

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26
Jan

Paul Krugman: Ending Greece’s Nightmare

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Hardly has been announced that SYRIZA won the elections and several internet trolls started their poisonous work, also here in this blog.  Trolls came out of their caves and rub their hands full of glee and sardonic smiles as their venomous saliva running down their jaws. They set up their clock […]

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26
Jan

“Dr House” Hugh Laurie congatulates SYRIZA, Tsipras thanks

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This is one of the more fun congratulations messages left-wing SYRIZA received upon winning the Greek elections. Who cares if Russian president or the President of the European Parliament sent their diplomacy-motivated messages…. This one is we like more   Bravo Syriza! Must feel like they've just won a giant […]

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26
Jan

Famous singer Demis Roussos passed away at the age of 68 in Athens

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World famous Greek singer Demis Roussos passed away at the age of 68. According to Greek media, the reason of his death in the early morning hours of Sunday is unknown, but the singer has been suffering from various health problems in the last years. He died in private hospital […]

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26
Jan

Tsipras breaks with Church traditions: no religious oath for the new PM!

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That’s indeed a “revolutionary start” if it will be confirmed to be true: Elections winner and new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will not follow the good old Greek tradition of taking his oath as Prime Minister in the presence of  the Archbishop of Greece and get the blessing of […]

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26
Jan

Greek elections: Results and seat distributions by 99.9% counted

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The electoral map of Greece turned pink (SYRIZA) and blue… where it used to be green (PASOK) and blue (Nea Dimokratia) for 40 consequent years. Left-wing SYRIZA wins with a clear difference of 8.3% against conservative and pro-austerity Nea Dimokratia. Many might be shocked that neo-nazi Golden Dawn arises to […]

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26
Jan
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Greece got government: SYRIZA – Independent Greeks coalition

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That was quick! Independent Greeks chairman Panos Kammenos announced right after a meeting with Alexis Tsipras, that they reached an agreement to form a coalition government. “We agreed on principles, IndepGreeks give vote of confidence to the Prime Minister,” Kammenos told media short after 11 a.m. Monday. Already in the […]

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25
Jan

Greek Elections: Exit Polls finals SYR 36%-38% ND 26%-28% -Live blogging from Athens

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Almost ten million Greeks cast their vote on Sunday to elect a what it seems to be a new and furthermore an anti-austerity government. The snap elections take place 31 months months after conservative and pro-austerity Nea Dimokratia won the elections in June 2012 and formed a coalition initially with […]

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25
Jan

Greek elections: “Anger” pulls the trigger in the hand of Greek voters

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“My anger is stronger than fear Syriza may take the country out from the euro and seize my bank assets,” a friend tells me on Sunday after she cast her vote in favor of the left-wing party. A couple of days ago, Nina, 45, had called me worrying and wondering […]

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25
Jan

All clear in Greece’s elections front

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9,808,760 eligible voters go to polling stations on Sunday in Greece’s most crucial elections after 1974. With preference ‘crosses’ next to the names of candidates, Greeks are voting to elect 300 members of the Parliament. They have the possibility of choice between 18 political parties and 4 coalitions. 19.400 polling […]

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