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Greece EP Elections 2014 – 24% counted: SYR 26.5% ND 23.1% GD 9.3%

The first wave of exit polls has been announced at 7 o’clock Sunday, May 25th 2014. The first wave of exit polls refer to European Parliament Elections and Attica Region. “The error margin is +/-2,” a pollster said to state NERIT TV. Live blogging continues below the exit poll results. …

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Greece Elections 2014: exit polls at 7pm, first results 9.30-10 pm

Ballots boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday for the second round of municipality and regional elections and the voting for the European Parliament. Right after the closing of ballot boxes, at 7 p.m., pollsters are going to publish the exit polls. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis, first official …

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Elections 2014 Opinion Polls: SYRIZA ahead of Nea Dimokratia

Two public opinion polls about the European Parliament elections show that left-wing SYRIZA is ahead of Nea Dimokratia even if the difference varies from 1% to 3.4%. Poll conducted by ALCO: SYRIZA 24.2% Nea Dimokratia 20.8% Golden dawn 7.7% To Potami 5.8% PASOK/ELIA 5.3% KKE 4.8% Independent Greeks 3.3% Democratic …

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Fitch upgrades Greece, warns of “political instability” if snap elections

Fitch Ratings increased Greece’s credit rating one level confirming PM Antonis Samaras’ elections slogan that the economy is improving. And still in line with Samaras and his coalition partner Venizelos, Fitch warns of “political instability” should early elections take place. “Greece’s long-term debt was raised to B, five levels below …

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FinMin Stournaras saw the light before elections: “It’s time for the rich to pay”

Incredibly short before the elections, Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras saw the light. Two years after running Greece’s finances, Stournaras realized that it was the employees and pensioners bearing the load of over taxation and coming up for the obligations of the debt-ridden country. “It’s time for the rich to pay,” …

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Municipality & Regional elections: Latest results in Athens, Attica, Piraeus

With 99,88% to 100% of the polling stations  counted, the results for Athens, Attica, Piraeus and Thessaloniki are the following, according to official results of the Greek Interior Ministry via Singular Issue: Attica Region: counted 6,482 out of 6,490 polling stations Rena Dourou SYRIZA     23,80% Yiannis Sgouros PASOK 22,10% Giorgos …

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Scenario: Early elections end of June 2014 or beginning of July

Hardly had the ballot boxes for the municipality and regional elections had closed on Sunday and the first scenario of snap polls made the rounds. Reasons for this was the exit polls showing left-wing SYRIZA candidates to lead in Athens and Attica – thus overturning the public opinion polls of …

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Greece EU elections: 3 public opinion polls, 3 different results

Ten days before the EU elections and three public opinion polls bring three different results. Two polls show left-wing SYRIZA on the lead, another shows conservative Nea Dimocratia. Extreme-right Golden Dawn and new formation To Potami seem to struggle for the third position. Poll conducted by ALCO for Proto Thema: …

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EU & local elections: Greece’s political landscape in the shadow of FT revelations

I have a major problem: four days before the municipality elections and eleven days before the European Parliament voting, I am unable to follow the political debates, the statements and announcements or comments of elected and aspiring politicians in mainstream media and websites, in blogs and social media. I mostly …

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39 parties, 7 coalition formations to claim the Greeks’ vote for EU elections 2014

Thirty-nine parties, seven coalition formations and one independent candidate will claim the vote of Greeks in the upcoming EU elections. “The participation broke a record,” write  Greek media, noting that during the last EU elections the number of parties seeking the votes were only 23. The Ministry of Interior imposed …

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High on Greek agenda: non-stop disputes ahead the elections

Dispute is high on the agenda just a couple of weeks before the EU and the municipalities elections with each party trying to trip the rival and gain points in the voters’ preference. At the same time the political, economical and social disputes set the climate on fire not only …

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BBC reports from unemployment-hit South & EU elections. Do you want to participate?

“What jobless in crisis-hit south think of the European elections?” BBC journalist Patrick Jackson is traveling to “unemployment hotspots” of the Eurozone and collects opinions from Spain, France, Italy and Greece. First stop is Seville, in the Spanish region of Andalucia where general unemployment reached 36.3% last year and youth …

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Independent Greeks get EU elections candidates from Facebook

“Jobless” and “university degree”. That were the criteria Panos Kammenos, leader of conservative nationalist party Independent Greeks posted on Facebook in an attempt to get election candidates. On April 7th 2014, Panos Kammenos posted on Facebook that he sought candidates especially unemployed with European studies who agree the the party …

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Early elections in sight? Samaras announces 440,000 jobs, while gov’t majority at risk

There is the fragrance of elections hovering in the smog-free air of Greece. The country’s government announces measures here and there, measures aiming to alleviate the suffering of the austerity-ridden society. Right after his arrival to Athens from Brussels and Kefalonia where he visited the earthquake-hit area, prime minister Antonis …

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Tsipras: Early elections, loan agreement negotiation and European Conference on Debt Crisis

Leader of main opposition party and chairman of left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, wants early elections in order to negotiate the loan agreement between Greece and its lenders and a new ‘haircut’. Speaking to state broadcaster NET TV, Tsipras declared, “the loan agreement is already dead” and “it needs to be …

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