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How did Greece’s jobless cast their vote?

Ok. Public opinion polls were a big fail as 12 out of 14 pollsters were predicting “neck and neck” race between Syriza and New Democracy . Also the Exit polls were wrong. The failed Syriza lead at 4%. Nevertheless, this is the only information we have about how Greek jobless …

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

“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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Fun Side of Greek Opinion Polls: ND 24.5% – SYRIZA 24.5%

THIS we haven’t seen before: a complete tied result between the parties that come first in public opinion polls. According to public opinion poll conducted by Pulse RC for the political weekly TO PONTIKI in the ‘voting intention’ : ND 24.5% – SYRIZA 24.5% – PASOK 13.5% -INDEPENDENT GREEKS 7%, KKE 5% …

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Candidate from Greek Hunters’ Party on ND Elections List

“We have learned with pleasure that Nea Dimocratia put on the elections list in the B’ electorate of Athens, Nikolaos Stathopoulos, president of the D’ Hunters’ Association. We believe that such initiatives will meet the support of Greek hunters, who would in fact cast their voters in favor of ND” said …

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French FM Tells Greeks What to Vote…

In line with the German intervention attitude, newly appointed French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabious, a Socialist, urged Greeks to cast vote in favor of pro euro zone parties. Does Fabious know exactly which Greek parties are pro EZ and anti-EZ?   Newly appointed French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Monday said Greek voters must …

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It is Official: Greek Elections June 17th 2012

It is official. Next Greek elections will take place on June 17th 2012. The Parliament is set to convey again on June 28th, according to a Presidential Degree published on Saturday morning at 9 am. With the Presidential Degree the Parliament is being dissolved. As the elections are considered ‘repeat …

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Surveys: Ups and Downs for Greek Parties Ahead June Elections

While public opinion polls right after the elections showed left-wing SYRIZA to emerge first in the ‘voting intention’, things seem to have changed during the last three days. One reason are confused statements by SYRIZA officials about the economic programme of the party. Another reason is the artificial polarization created mainly by conservative …

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Barroso Loses Battle Against Silence

As if it is not enough that Greeks are confronted with the national politicians in non-stop talking from morning till the evening, they will have to hear also the country’s lenders pressure and blackmailing efforts as the latter try to influence the voters’ hands ahead June 17th elections. Barroso Struggling with Healing Silence President …

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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 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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Crete: Elections Candidate Withdraws Due To …Impoverishment

Independent candidate and founder of the unofficial movement “Jobless Youth of Lasithi” withdrew his participation at Greek elections 2012 race due to impoverishment. “I had no money for my campaign”  Georgios Gkrouzakis, 25, declared in a statement  “no money for leaflets and posters, no money to set up campaign  kiosks or …

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Prosecutor to Investigate “Exit Polls” Posted by Blogs

The results of exit polls are not allowed to be published before the ballot boxes close at 7 pm. Supreme Court prosecutor ordered urgent investigation as to whether two Greek blogs violated the banning law and posted so-called “exit polls” while the voting is still taking place. The names of the blogs …

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Stylida Mayor: “Vote Only Those Candidates With Working Experience”

 Short before the ballot boxes open, mayor of Stylida, gave some advice to voters. “Read all candidates’ CVs and vote only for those who can prove they have working experience,” Apostolos Gkletsos told Lamia Report. Greek voters mark a cross next to the name of the candidate or candidates they prefer on …

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What Do Party Leaders Do Before Ballot Boxes Open?

What do party leaders do after a short but intensive election campaign, before the ballot boxes open? No, they don’t party. Not yet. They meet journalists, party officials and devoted supporters instead, and chat over drinks and food. In a rather relaxed mood, the leaders of  the small and big political parties organized  pre-ballot meetings …

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German FinMin Threatens Greek Voters 36 Hours Before the Elections

The man has nerve. And urgently needs crash courses in Democracy. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble intervened in the democratic process of elections and openly threatened Greek voters. In an attempt to influence the free democratic choice, Schaeuble said that “if  Greek voters were to vote for a majority that does not …

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