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Greece ‘s elections date to be set on March 3

Friday’s cabinet meeting will decide on the date of the upcoming general election, Government Spokesperson Yiannis Oikonomou has indicated. “After Friday’s ministerial meeting, you will get your answers to all these questions,” Oikonomou told journalists at a press briefing, in response a q question about the date of the poll. …

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Cyprus: Nikos Christodoulides wins presidential elections

With 100 per cent of votes counted Nikos Christodoulides had a clear lead, echoing what exit polls had earlier suggested. Christodoulides secured 51.91 per cent of the vote while Andreas Mavroyiannis got 48.09 per cent. 49-year-old Christodoulides will become president on 28 February. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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Greece bans political parties set by convicts to run in elections

The amendment banning political parties whose leaders have been convicted of crimes from running in the elections was passed in the Greek parliament late on Wednesday. The amendment tabled by the Interior Ministry was passed with the votes of ruling New Democracy (ND) and the PASOK-KINAL. Main opposition SYRIZA voted …

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SYRIZA to abstain from Parliament voting, demands elections date

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA announced on Tuesdaythat will no longer participate in Parliament voting with only one exception. At a press conference, leader Alexis Tsipras demanded the dissolution of the Parliament and immediate declaration of elections date, accusing the conservative New Democracy government of being “morally and politically compromised.” …

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Inquiry into Golden Dawn convict MP’s elections campaign from prison

Greek authorities are investigating how ex-Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris has been able to launch a new political party and run a moderately successful election campaign from the maximum-security Domokos Prison. Despite restrictions on communications, the convicted neo-Nazi has 122,000 followers on YouTube – his main campaigning tool – and …

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Elections in Greece not before April, say gov’t sources

Government sources ruled out general parliamentary elections before April this year. “The prime minister remains steadfast to his commitment that elections will be held at the end of his four-year term. He will decide what the appropriate date is after April,” the sources told media after a meeting at Maximos …

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Diaspora Greeks show little interest for elections, force gov’t to change law

Lack of interest on the part of diaspora Greeks to participate in the upcoming elections is forcing the Mitsotakis government to changes in the electoral law regardign the election of expatriates on the so-called “state ballots.” However, for this the government will need an agreement with the political parties of …

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Ilias Nikolakopoulos: The “guru” of Greek elections trends dies at 75

The “guru” of Greek election trends, prominent political analyst, scientist and psephologist, Ilias Nikolakopoulos died at the age of 75, while on vacations on the island of Syros. According to media reports, he suffered a heart attack and died while he was swimming at the beach of Achladi early Thursday …

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Tsipras reiterates call on early elections over ND’s pandemic handling, price hikes

Leader of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, reiterated his call on early elections on Monday arguing that the conservative New Democracy government has failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and to  the price hikes Speaking at a conference on digitalization on Monday, Tsipras said that public trust in the …

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Gov’t to lift eligibility restrictions for Diaspora Greeks elections vote

The conservative Greek government plans to lift some crucial restrictions regarding the eligibility criteria allowing Diaspora Greeks to exercise their right to vote in parliamentary elections. The changes are planned despite the fact that New Democracy passed the relevant legislation a year ago. Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said Monday noon …

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Greek PM Mitsotakis rules out snap elections

At the anniversary of one year in power, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ruled out early elections. Speaking to Skai TV, the prime minister ruled out the prospect of early elections, saying they will be held at the end of the government’s four-year term. It would be “politically dishonest” to hold …

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North Macedonia PM calls for early elections, political turmoil in Albania

North Macedonia Prime Minister, Zoran Zaef, has called for early elections just a day after French President Emmanuel Macron blocked the start of European Union accession talks with  the country as well as with Albania. “Citizens must decide which path we will take in the future – the correct, progressive …

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Abstention record in repeated elections in Exarchia: 93% stayed away

Voters in Exarchia turned their back to the ballot box on Sunday where repeated elections took place after the ballot box was stolen and set on fire short before the polling centers closed on July 7. Just 39 out of 540 registered voters at the polling center in Koletis street …

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Greece elections finals: ND 39.85%, SYRIZA 31.53%, Golden Dawn out

By 99.84% of the votes counted, the results of the general elections on 7. July 2019 bring six political parties in the Greek Parliament with the neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn to be definitely out. Two new parties enter the Parliament: Elliniki Lysi (Greek Solution) of far-right Kyriakos Velopoulos MeRA25 of anti-memorandum …

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Greece Elections official: ND 39.8%, SYRIZA 31.5% Live Blog from Athens

21,478 ballot centers across Greece closed at 7 o’ clock Sunday afternoon, July 7th 2019. Millions of Greeks were called to ballot boxes and general elections. All public opinion polls showed a victory for main opposition party, conservative New Democracy. Even though there is possibility that the closing deadline is …

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