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Snap elections in Greece: Markets party, 10-Y bond yield in historic low

Markets party, the Athens Stock Exchange soars and the yield of Greek 10-year bond reached a historic low on Monday, just hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for snap elections. The Athens Stock Exchange opened with a strong +5%, short before 3 o’ clock the ASE recorded a +6.15% …

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PM Tsipras to call for snap elections after 2. round of regional & local elections

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he will ask the President of the Republic to declare snap elections after the second round of local and regional elections scheduled for June 2, 2019. “I I will not ignore the election results nor chose the easy way and remain true to leftist …

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Greece EU elections 2019 – Exit Polls: Which party leads? (UPD)

One minute after the ballot boxes closed and the procedures for European, local and regional elections concluded, pollsters published exit polls they had conducted earlier, during the elections day. Exit Polls: European Elections 2019 New Democracy 30%-33.5-% SYRIZA 25.5%-28.5% KINAL/PASOK 6%-8% Golden Dawn 6%-8% KKE 5%-7% Greek Solution (, far-right, …

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10 million Greek voters, 39K polling stations for European, regional and local elections

Polling stations for European, regional and local elections opened at 7 o’ clock Sunday for the 9,922,294 registered voters. 528,000 Greeks will vote for the first time. Among them are , 106,760 17-year-olds who will vote following a recent law amendment that lowered the voting age. 39,063 polling stations have …

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Toll-free on Greece’s highways on EU Elections day, May 26

Motorists will travel through Greece’s highways toll-free on the day of European, local and regional elections on Sunday, May 26th 2019. The measure will be implemented in order to facilitate voters who have to travel to exercise their voting right. Toll booths will be open for toll-free passage from 00:00 …

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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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