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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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Greece elections: Beach vs Ballot Box may end at 2-1?

Sunday elections day: Greeks woke up early, got on their cars and drove to the nearest beaches rather to the ballot boxes.  Media report of increased traffic through the country’s highways, nevertheless, the toll-free passage on the elections day. Apparently Greeks thought “too hot to stand queue” in order to …

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Greece elections: Leaders conclude campaigns in front of large crowds

Party leaders concluded their campaign on Friday with large political rallies in Athens and other major cities, ahead of Sunday’s snap elections. Latest polls give the conservative New Democracy party at least 10 percent lead over the ruling leftist Syriza. Alls polls show ND to gain the majority in the …

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Greece elections: Thessaloniki denies public space to Golden Dawn

The municipal administration of Thessaloniki has decided not to let far-right party Golden Dawn use public spaces to campaign ahead of national elections scheduled on July 7, 2019. The administration has decided that 70% of spaces where electoral gazebos can be set up – overall 140 locations across the city, …

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ND Mitsotakis: Either government with majority or “elections on 15. August”

If no government gets elected with majority on July 7, then “elections on 15. August,” New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a statement that sounded like blackmail or threat. Too stupid that 15. August is a Thursday and elections are held in Greece always on Sundays and certainly not …

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End of SYRIZA gov’t: Parliament dissolved, snap elections July 7, 2019

The Presidential decree for the dissolution of the Greek Parliament was posted at the entrance of the Parliament building short before 8 o’ clock on Tuesday evening, marking the end of the SYRIZA government. The Presidential decree signed by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos formally opens the way for the early election …

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Stake of Greece’s snap elections: Taxation cuts to attract middle class voters

Taxation cuts for the middle class are top on the elections programs of the two parties racing to form the next Greek government: left-wing SYRIZA and conservative New Democracy. The stake of the snap election between the two main competitors for the government power is to attract voters from the …

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Countdown for Greece’s snap elections: PM meets the President Monday afternoon

The countdown for the general elections officially starts at 6:30 Monday afternoon, when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visits the President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos in order to ask him to dissolve the Parliament and declare general elections for July 7, 2019. As the request demands a :national reason” the …

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ND’s sweeping victory in regional and municipality elections 2019

New Democracy managed another sweeping victory in the second round of regional and municipality election on Sunday, June 2, 2019, just a month ahead of the general elections. SYRIZA suffered another defeat and managed to elect just 5 out of the 67 municipalities in Attica and 8 out of 332 …

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SYRIZA still struggling to spot the reasons for defeat in EU elections

Still shocked about the devastating defeat of 9.3% difference in the European elections, ruling  left-wing SYRIZA tries to understand what went wrong and to design a strategy for the snap general elections on July 7, 2019. Party officials have been holding a meeting after meeting in an attempt spot the …

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Greece EU elections Finals: ND leads with 9.36% ahead of SYRIZA

With 100% of the votes counted, the results show an unprecedented lead for EU elections for New Democracy: a 9.35% difference towards SYRIZA. ND has received 33.12% of the votes, while SYRIZA got 23.76%. The difference in favor of ND rose to 18.6% among the Greek expat voters. Greece sends …

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Greece EU elections wipe out 3 political parties – Final Results

The European elections in Greece not only pushed conservative New Democracy to win with a margin of 9% it also wiped out three political parties with presence in the Greek Parliament. With 99.29% of the votes counted, Greek voters send 21 people from six political parties to the European Parliament. …

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Early elections in Greece on 7. July 2019

“SYRIZA lost a battle but the war still lies ahead,” Prime Minister and party leader Alexis Tsipras said addressing the Central Committee meeting of the party on Monday. “We have neither the luxury nor the right to back down,” he added in an effort to encourage his deeply disappointed comrades …

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