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ND leads with 6.5%-7% against SYRIZA ahead of EU elections

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy keeps the leading trend according to the latest public opinion polls with a margin of 6.5%-7% just two days before the European elections on Sunday. According to a survey conducted by MARC for private ANT1 TV, the gap between ND and SYRIZA is …

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Funeral office owner runs for Greece’s local elections with gallows humor

His election campaign leaflets looks like funeral announcements, one of his campaign video shows him as he takes measures from a co-candidate. Konstantinos Baboulas is the owner of a funeral office in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, and runs for the regional elections. His surname that translates into “bogeyman” matches perfect to …

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Gap between SYRIZA and ND closes ahead of European elections – Poll

The gap between ruling left-wing party SYRIZA and main opposition conservative New Democracy is “closing” at 3.4% just three days before the European elections on Sunday. Movement of Change (KINAL/PASOK), far-right Golden Dawn and communist KKE race for the third position. The number of undecided is at 11.1%. According to …

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Op-Ed: European elections in Greece shrink into a Tsirpas-Mitsotakis duel

There is little about Europe in the election campaigns of the Greek political parties. A week before the elections on May 26, the agenda has been limited into a duel between prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his potential successor Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of conservative New Democracy. Smaller parties like KINAL/PASOK …

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Lime scooters free of charge in Greece & 10 EU countries on May 26 elections

Lime scooters is providing up to 15 hours’ worth of urban rides free of charge on May 26 in Greece and ten other EU countries to encourage people to vote at the European Parliament elections. The company offers free scooters and helmets in the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki in …

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New Democracy leads with 6.5% against SYRIZA ahead of EU elections

A week before the European and local elections in Greece, main opposition party conservative New Democracy leads with 6.5% against ruling party SYRIZA. It is worth noting that still a few weeks ago, the gap between ND and SYRIZA was at a double-digit level. According to a public opinion poll …

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Greek gov’t to go to May elections with VAT and income tax reductions

The Greek government is reportedly preparing a package of positive measures to sweeten voters ahead of the European an municipality elections in May. The package may include reduction in direct and indirect taxes, including the unified property tax ENFIA. According to Greek media, the package of measures that allegedly focus …

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Tsipras: No snap elections, early IMF repayment will give Greece economic freedom

Repaying earlier expensive International Monetary Fund loans is a significant step for Greece which will create favorable conditions for its economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, promising more relief measures. “We are gaining points of (economic) freedom,” Tsipras said during an interview with Greece’s private ANT1 TV. During the …

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Democratic Left DIMAR joins forces with SYRIZA ahead of EU elections

The small party of Democratic Left (DIMAR) decided to join forces with ruling party SYRIZA ‘s central committee decided on Saturday to join forces with SYRIZA and all the movements and active citizens participating in the Progressive Alliance. The decision was taken in a vote by members of the party’s …

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EU citizens in UK will need to travel to neighboring countries for European elections

Greeks in the United Kingdom who wish to vote in the European elections will have to travel to neighboring European Union countries in order to vote, the Greek Embassy in London announced on Wednesday. The UK will not be holding a vote due to the country’s imminent departure from the …

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Greek gov’t does not rule out Parliamentary elections in May

The Greek government did not expressively said it but did not ruled out early parliamentary elections in upcoming May, together with the Municipality and European elections. “The interior ministry must and will be ready for all possibilities, including the holding of local, European and general elections together in May,” Interior …

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ND elections program pledges €2,000 for every child born in Greece

We have being there, we have heard this. All these promises made by politicians in the government or main opposition party in elections years: Money will pour down, no matter what. In this sense, the latest pledge by main opposition New Democracy are just another promise leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis may …

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Tsipras tries alliance of Social-Democrats, Greens and the Left ahead of EU elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tries to build a broader alliance among the progressive forces of Europe, ahead of the EU elections in May 2019. “Social Democrats and the Left must meet on the basis of a progressive plan for the 21st century in Europe,”Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said addressing the …

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Greece a step closer to snap elections after Kammenos declaration

Leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL) and Tsipras coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, brought Greece’s coalition government a step closer to snap elections. His party will stay in the government until the Prespes Agreement comes to Greek Parliament for ratification. Speaking at national convention of ANEL in Thessaloniki, North Greece,on Sunday, Kammenos …

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“Snap elections? You’d better go for a swim,” Tsipras urges …

For one more time, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected scenarios pushed around by main opposition conservative New Democracy for snap elections even in the summer months. After a meeting of SYRIZA Political Council, reporters waiting in the heat of  July afternoon asked him when the elections will take place. “You’d …

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Greece decides double elections in May 2019

Interior Minister, Panos Skourletis, accepted a legislation change submitted by sixteen lawmakers of ruling party SYRIZA and therefore, elections for local (municipalities) and regional government will take place on the same day as the elections for the European Parliament: in May 2019. Now scenarios that also parliamentary elections will take …

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Gov’t takes first steps for Greek expats to vote in elections

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis submitted an amendment to the Greek Palriament on Friday calling for the establishment of a 12-member committee to explore the voting options for Greeks living abroad.  The committee will have to record and evaluate the situation regarding Greek voters living abroad as well as parameters (institutional, …

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Kammenos warns “either elections or referendum or 180 ratification votes” for Macedonia Agreement

The Macedonia Agreement will not be ratified without the consent of the people, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner ANEL said on Tuesday morning. In a press conference called early in the morning, ANEL leader and Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos said there has to be either elections or a referendum on …

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