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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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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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Fitch upgrades Greece to “BB-” from “B” with “stable outlook”

Global rating agency Fitch Ratings upgraded the long-term foreign currency issuer default rating on Greece to ‘BB-‘ from ‘B’.  The outlook on Greece is stable, Fitch said on Friday. Greece’s banking sector is getting better, Fitch noted, adding that the country’s relationship with its European creditors has “substantially improved”. The …

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New Democracy MP trolls his own party in Parliament debate

That was the greatest “OPS!” in the history of the Greek Parliament, I think. New Democracy MP Dimitris Stamatis told lawmakers that ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be Prime Minister of Greece in spring 2017! “The people elect the governments even if they make mistakes as in your case. In …

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A new SYRIZA Referendum, while ND urges for early elections??

Does SYRIZA play with the idea of holding a referendum? Government party MP Sakis Papadopoulos told Greek media on Tuesday morning that in case the review talks end in deadlock, the government could turn again to the people. “A Referendum might help,” Papadopoulos told private Star TV. Claiming to speak …

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Survey: 48% support SYRIZA, 54% approve Gov’t negotiations attitude

Despite all odds. Despite all pressure and “bankruptcy” threats and blackmails. 48% of Greeks support left-wing SYRIZA and 54% approve the government’s approach in negotiations with lenders, while 58% want that the Government does not step back under the creditors’ pressure. The majority of respondents reject the additional austerity measures …

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EU Commissioner Moscovici urges Greek voters to support “Europe” & “growth-friendly reforms” (lol)

Short after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced that early election will take place on January 25th 2015, Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, issued a statement urging voters to support Europe. In his statement Moscovici claimed that the reforms are “growth-friendly”, there where millions of …

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SYRIZA: “Snap polls here and now!” Tsipras asks President Papoulias to convey CoPL

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA wants elections “here and now!” In a meeting with the President of the Republic, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras asked Karolos Papoulias to convey the political leaders so that they would agree to dissolve the Parliament and set the date for snap elections. Greek media report …

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Greek PM Samaras submits Confidence Vote request – Voting Oct 10/2014

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras officially submitted a request for a confidence vote on Monday, the day the Parliament Plenary resumed work after the summer break. On Wednesday,  a 3-day debate is to start  while the voting is scheduled for Friday, October 10th 2014, at midnight. The request was submitted to …

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