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“Ceasefire” in SYRIZA until the European elections

The four-day Congress of SYRIZA over the weekend turned up into a circus with dancing elephants and cheering clowns. At the end of the day, on Sunday, all inner-party fronts agreed to bury the tomahawk and proceed “united” to the European elections beginning of June. Until the agreement was reached, …

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Postal vote bill passed by Greek Parliament but not for “national elections”

The legislation establishing postal vote for the upcoming European elections, as well as national referendums, was voted by the parliament on Wednesday. As communist party KKE had reportedly requested a roll-call vote, it turns out that the legislation was voted by the 158 MPs of ruling New Democracy, while it …

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Surprise amendment extends postal vote to national elections

With a surprise amendment the Interior Ministry decided to extend the postal vote for Greeks living abroad also to national elections, just two days before the voting at the Parliament. The amendment triggered the outrage of the opposition parties who had consented to postal vote for the European Parliament elections …

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Far-right Spartans MPs under scrutiny for possible elections fraud

Eleven MPs of the far-right party Spartiates (Spartans) have been summoned by the Supreme Court prosecutor to provide explanations as suspects for their potential involvement in electoral fraud during this year’s legislative elections. A request has already been made to Parliament to lift their immunity. As outlined in the prosecutor’s …

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Local elections: ND loses Athens, Thessaloniki, flooded-region of Thessaly

Local elections runoff in 84 municipalities and 6 regions on Sunday had a bitter surprise for ruling conservative New Democracy. It lost the large municipalities of Athens and Thessaloniki and did not manage to win all 13 regions as the prime minister’s goal was. With 88% of the votes counted, …

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Abstention in Greece’s elections hits record high

The highest abstention rate in a Greek national election was set on Sunday, reaching 47.17%, surpassing the previous record set in the September 2015 election, when it reached 43.84%. The abstention rate has been consistently above 35% for the last 14 years, given the delays in clearing the electoral rolls. …

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Toll-free passage on Greece ‘s highways due to June 25 elections

Toll-free highways for passenger cars and two-wheelers due to the elections in Greece scheduled on June 25, 2023. According to a decision of the Infrastructure and Transport Minitry the toll-free passage is:  For voters from 00:00 on Saturday 24 June 2023 (midnight Friday to Saturday) until 08:00 on the morning …

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“Greece will get investment grade after elections,” says BoG Stournaras

The Greek economy will be upgraded by credit rating agencies to investment-grade level following the national elections on June 25, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras asserted on Monday. Speaking at a conference organized in Athens by The Economist and the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce on “The Global Economy …

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Greece officially in pre-elections period until June 25

A Presidential Decree that dissolves the parliament of May 21 and officially calls for repeat general elections on June 25 was issued late afternoon on Monday. The decree, co-signed by caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas, was posted on the parliament’s announcements board by the Parliament Guard. It also sets the …

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7,000 more Greeks living abroad will be able to vote in 2. elections round

Greeks abroad will have the opportunity to vote one day before the June 25 general elections, as was the case in the May 21 elections. Approximately 7,000 additional voters will be able to vote abroad in the repeat elections, in addition to the 22,857 voters registered in the special electoral …

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Greece’s President appoints caretaker PM to lead country to elections 2. round

Ιoannis Sarmas, the president of the Court of Audit, has been appointed as the caretaker Prime Minister to form a government that will lead the country to a second round of general elections on June 25, after last weekend’s inconclusive vote and unwillingness of the political parties to form a …

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SYRIZA, PASOK turn down government mandate, paving way for 2nd elections round

After elections winner New Democracy, also the two leaders of the second and third winner parties in May 21 elections, SYRIZA and PASOK/KINAL, turned down on Tuesday the exploratory mandate to form a coalition government. They have paved the way for the second round of elections. Leader of left-wing SYRIZA …

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