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Elections 2015- Final Results: SYR 36.34%, ND 27.81% GD 6.28%

Election 25. January 2015: seven parties succeded the 3% threshold and entered the Greek Parliament. Registered voters: 9,.911,495 . Voted 63.87%. Invalid/White 2.36%. Out of the Parliament 8,62%. Coalition government: SYRIZA (149) – Independent Greeks (13 seats) = total 162 seats in a parliament of 300. Absolute Majority in Parliament …

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Paul Krugman: Ending Greece’s Nightmare

Hardly has been announced that SYRIZA won the elections and several internet trolls started their poisonous work, also here in this blog.  Trolls came out of their caves and rub their hands full of glee and sardonic smiles as their venomous saliva running down their jaws. They set up their clock …

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“Dr House” Hugh Laurie congatulates SYRIZA, Tsipras thanks

This is one of the more fun congratulations messages left-wing SYRIZA received upon winning the Greek elections. Who cares if Russian president or the President of the European Parliament sent their diplomacy-motivated messages…. This one is we like more 🙂   Bravo Syriza! Must feel like they've just won a …

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Greek elections: “Anger” pulls the trigger in the hand of Greek voters

“My anger is stronger than fear Syriza may take the country out from the euro and seize my bank assets,” a friend tells me on Sunday after she cast her vote in favor of the left-wing party. A couple of days ago, Nina, 45, had called me worrying and wondering …

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All clear in Greece’s elections front

9,808,760 eligible voters go to polling stations on Sunday in Greece’s most crucial elections after 1974. With preference ‘crosses’ next to the names of candidates, Greeks are voting to elect 300 members of the Parliament. They have the possibility of choice between 18 political parties and 4 coalitions. 19.400 polling …

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Two days before elections: SYRIZA leads in six polls

Left-wing SYRIZA constantly leads in all polls conducted a couple of days before the crucial elections on Sunday. Its difference to Nea Dimokratia is 4.4%-10%. However, pollsters “see” no majority government so far. On the other hand, the rates of undecided still remains between 9% and 10%.   Poll GPO …

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What vote percentage could give SYRIZA a majority government?

The win of left-wing SYRIZA seems to be a fact as it secures its lead towards Nea Dimokratia with more of 4% according to latest polls. But what percentage will SYRIZA need to form a majority government with 151 seats in a Parliament of 300 and avoid to have to …

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Greek Parliament demands back MPs’ January salaries paid in advance

Do you remember KTG’s blogpost, that 300 MPs received in advance their January salary although the Parliament was closed on December 31st due to the elections on January 25th? Well… after the move was described by several media as “provocations in times of economic crisis” now the Parliament decided to …

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ND-candidate: Banks seize homes in order to give mortgages

These days I try to avoid watching on television candidates from political parties praising their program and their positions. It mostly makes me sad to see either new and totally unknown faces or veterans MPs of all colors and ideological directions insisting that they know how to economically save me;  …

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Greek elections: Latest polls and estimated seats distributions

Left-wing SYRIZA increases its rates towards conservative Nea Dimokratia in the several polls published five days before the elections on Sunday. The growing rate difference 4%-6.5% is been justified with the rate of former ND-voters (elections 2012) who tend to cast a vote for SYRIZA. Pollsters estimate that 3% of …

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One week before Greek elections: SYRIZA leads in latest polls

One week before the parliamentary elections and left-wing SYRIZA leads in all polls published on Sunday newspapers with difference rate to Nea Dimokratia being 3.1% – 5%. To Potami seems to secure the third position, while Golden Dawn seems to move downwards.  To Kinima, the party of former prime minister …

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Who gets paid without working? Our esteemed Greek MPs….

Three hundred members of the Greek Parliament received their January salary despite the fact that the Parliament was formally closed on December 31st due to proclaimed elections on January 25th. Three hundred MPs saw their parliamentary allowance of  5,500 euro net (€7,000 gross) being credited in their bank accounts, despite …

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Greek elections: much too many wannabe “King-Makers”

Ten days before the elections in Greece and at least four political parties struggle for the third position in voters’ preference. A position that could grant them the title of “King-maker” should SYRIZA be unable to form a majority government. With left-wing SYRIZA securing the lead in all public opinion …

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Twitter bird vs Holy Spirit: ND candidate protests SYRIZA poster

Have you been thinking all of the time that the symbol of social media Twitter is a “chirping bird” tweeting 140-characters long? Well, I have bad news for you. You have been wrong all of the time. Then according to conservative Nea Dimokratia,  the fluffy Twitter bird has allegedly some connection …

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