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Court operations, foreclosure auctions suspended ahead of elections (exceptions)

Court operations and auctions of foreclosed homes are suspended from May 17 to May 24, ahead of national elections on May 21, according to a circular issued by the Justice Ministry on Tuesday. Specifically, the circular outlined the following: – Civil and criminal court operations in Athens and Thessaloniki will …

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Supreme Court excludes nationalist party from elections, even though for the wrong reasons

Greece’s Supreme Court has excluded the first party from the general elections even though for technical reasons and not for being a far-right coalition with super nationalistic, anti-migrant and homophobic rhetoric. The party is the Patriotic Union of outgoing independent MP Konstantinos Bogdanos (expelled from New Democracy) and aging construction …

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47 parties apply to general elections, among them of GoldenDawn convict

Forty-seven parties, party coalitions, and individuals have submitted applications to Greece’s Supreme Court by Wednesday evening for approval to run in the May 21 national elections. The submissions deadline is midnight Wednesday, while the deadline for party ballots (including the candidate MPs) is midnight Saturday. The Supreme Court will announce …

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Parliament approves legislation against far-right party in elections

Greece’s Parliament approved the new legislation in order to prevent the participation in the elections of criminal organizations under the guise of a political party, such as the far-right. The legislation, which targets the extreme-right National Party-Greeks of jailed former Golden Dawn member Ilias Kasiadiaris, was passed with the vote …

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Transportation Minister Karamanlis elections candidate with ND again

Transportation & Infrastructure Minister Kostas Karamanlis who resigned after the deadly train collision will be again an elections candidate of New Democracy in the upcoming elections. This was announced on Monday by government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou after a journalist question at the briefing. “On the part of ND and Mr. …

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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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