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‘Day After’ for Greece’s Coalition Government with PASOK Falling Apart

With a marginal majority of 153 votes Greece’s coalition government under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras managed to pass the austerity package bill through the Greek Parliament. An austerity bill that is hard if not impossible to be implemented when in combination with the Budget 2013 will send millions of people to …

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Samaras & Greece’s Coalition Government Win Vote of Confidence

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition government won the vote of confidence. As expected all 179 MPs from conservative Nea Dimocratia, socialist PASOK and Democratic Left voted in favor of the government programme.  121 MPs from the opposition voted “No”. Now we have to see whether the government will start …

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Greek Gov’ Talks: …and the Baton Goes to Venizelos!

Can the leader of a party that suffered a great defeat of -30% at the May 6th elections form a coalition government? Socialist PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos believes he can. While two days ago, he implied he wouldn’t accept the mandate to lead exploratory talks, after failed negotiationswith Alexis Tsipras from left-wing …

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Political Earthquake Shakes Papademos Gov’ as Ministers Resign

A political earthquake shakes the Papademos government after three Ministers from coalition partner LAOS submitted their resignations on Friday afternoon, shortly before the crucial cabinet meeting on the new austerity package and the new loan agreement for a second bailout for Greece. Transportation Minister Makis Voridis, deputy Farming Minister Asterios Rontoulis …

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