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*UPD*Greek Government: Never Ending Talks….

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos held a meeting this morning with leader of Nea Dimocratia Antonis Samaras. The meeting lasted half an hour the both leaders left without making statements. Samaras and Venizelos are to meet with their parliamentary groups in the afternoon. On the table is the proposal of Democratic …

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Greece: Thrilling Gov’ Talks – Live Blogging from Athens

Wednesday afternoon finds Greek politicians at the pick of exploratory talks to form a government after public vote on May 6th failed to elect a clear winner with absolute or even relevant majority.  On Tuesday, leader of second party, left wing  Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras received the mandate …

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Greece: New Government or Fresh Elections?

Greece is heading rather towards fresh elections than a coalition government. Taking into consideration statements made by socialist PASOK and conservative Nea Dimokratia, it looks as if there is hardly common ground for a coalition under left-wing SYRIZA. Venizelos already signaled that he would skip the mandate and ask the president …

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Tsipras Reveals Gov’ Conditions: Annul Bailout Measures, Banks Under Public Control…

“The popular verdict clearly renders the bailout deal null” Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing SYRIZA, said during a press conference shortly after he received the mandate to form the next government of Greece. Saying that “3 million voters rejected the austerity-bailout”, Tsipras revealed the his party’s conditions for future government coalitions: 1. Immediate …

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Tsipras Recieved Mandate To Form Greek Government

Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), the party that emerged second at the Greek elections 2012, received the mandate to hold exploratory talks and form the next coalition government. «This is a historical moment for the Left” Alexis Tsipras told President Karolos Papoulias. Tsipras, 38, will seek to …

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Samaras Returns Government Mandate to President

Leader of conservative Nea Dimocratia, Antonis Samaras, returns the mandate to form a coalition government after meeting with three political leaders proved fruitless. “There is no common ground,” Samaras told reporters after he concluded the meetings with potential government partners, just five hours after he was appointed. Samaras said that he called the …

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Venizelos to Samaras: 5 Conditions to Join Coalition Gov’

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos tabled Antonis Samaras five conditions for the forming of a coalition government:  1. Coalition government with EU-oriented parties, especially SYRIZA, Democratic Left and ND.  2. PM to be a person of broader acceptance prefrably someone who fits the new order. 3. A minimum programme agreement, i.e. to …

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Tsipras Rejects Samaras Coalition Gov’ Offer

The meeting between the first and second winners of Greek elections 2012 ended in 24 minutes, making clear there was no common ground for a coalition government between conservative Nea Dimocratia and left-wing SYRIZA. “Samaras’ plan is opposite to ours, the austerity he signed for was rejected by majority,” Alexis Tsipras said after …

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