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Elections: debate Tsipras vs Meimarakis – Much Ado about Nothing

I have been trying since early morning to write a blog post about the debate between Greece’s two top political leaders, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras from left-wing SYRIZA  and Vangelis Meimarakis from conservative New Democracy. My efforts run in vain. It has been impossible. For the simple reason that …

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European Parliament votes in favor of sanctions against Turkey

For the first time, the European Parliament, by a large majority, voted in favor of the strict imposition of sanctions on Turkey, adopting the amendment tabled by the Greek and Cypriot Delegations, at the initiative of Vangelis Meimarakis, Lefteris Christoforou and Loukas Fourlas. The result of the vote was 440 …

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Parliament lifts immunity of Deputy FM and one SYRIZA MP

The Greek Parliament voted in favor to lift the immunity of deputy Foreign Minister, Giorgos Katrougalos, and of Giannis Stefos, lawmaker from the ruling party SYRIZA. The Palriament voted against the lifting of immunity of one lawmaker of New Democracy and one from PASOK. Katrougalos 174 Yes, 7 No Stefos …

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Tsipras asked for the IMF’s participation, sees deal in April

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras confirmed on Friday that he had asked managing director Christine Lagarde for the participation of the International Monetary Fund in the Greek program. Greece’s request was reveled by Lagarde a day earlier. The previous approach of the Greek government “We can do also without the IMF” …

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First round of New Democracy leadership elections – Record participation

Conservative New Democracy is more than happy. 400,000 members and supporters rushed to the polling stations that were set across the country to cast their vote for one of the four candidates for the party leadership. the final results of the first round of elections will be announced later today, …

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Opinion polls: ND leads with 0.5%, “undecided” voters to determine the winner

In the first public opinion poll conducted after the debate between ex prime minister Alexis Tsipras and the leader of main opposition party conservative New Democracy Bangelis Meimarakis on Monday, Greece’s main opposition party leads wioth 0.5% towards SYRIZa. Poll conducted by Metron Analysis for private TV Action24: SYRIZA 27% …

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Greece’s political leaders debate: the absolute boredom

It was supposed to be a mega political show: the leaders of seven political parties with representatives at the Greek Parliament should stand Question & Answer to journalists from seven television channels. The leaders would have the chance to unfold their positions about crucial issues that trouble the average Greek …

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SYRIZA split: Left Platform to run for elections, it may even claim mandate to negotiate for a new Greek govenrment

Twenty five SYRIZA lawmakers mainly from Left Platform of former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis split from the party Tsipras’ party on Friday morning and formed their own independent group with the name “Popular Unity”. The anti-Memorandum party will run for the elections called on Thursday after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras …

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Gov’t & opposition leaders agree: Juncker’s revised proposal + 5 Greek changes to be basis for new negotiations

“The revised proposal of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker from June 27/28 plus five changes added by the Greek government will be the basis for the new negotiations between Greece and creditors,” after the Sunday’s Referendum. This was reportedly decided at the Political Leaders Council under President Pavlopoulos on Monday. …

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Referendum final: NO 61.3%, YES 38.6%; SAMARAS resigns

Ballot boxes closed at 7 o’ clock in the afternoon. Immediately, several private television channels started to public results of public opinion surveys conducted among Greeks before and after they voted. However these results were not exit polls. Orange: NO Green YES Live Blog starts here 07:30 pm – First …

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Greek PM Samaras: Early Elections 25. January 2015

The time of truth has come and the clock is ticking… The third round of voting for Greece’s next President will decide whether the coalition government of Nea Dimokratia and PASOK will stay in power or the country will head to snap elections. Sole Presidential candidate Stavros Dimas needs 180 …

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