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Ilias Nikolakopoulos: The “guru” of Greek elections trends dies at 75

The “guru” of Greek election trends, prominent political analyst, scientist and psephologist, Ilias Nikolakopoulos died at the age of 75, while on vacations on the island of Syros. According to media reports, he suffered a heart attack and died while he was swimming at the beach of Achladi early Thursday …

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Tsipras reiterates call on early elections over ND’s pandemic handling, price hikes

Leader of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, reiterated his call on early elections on Monday arguing that the conservative New Democracy government has failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and to  the price hikes Speaking at a conference on digitalization on Monday, Tsipras said that public trust in the …

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Leader of KINAL, Fofi Gennimata, withdraws from leadership race due to health reasons

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of socialist opposition party Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK) announced on Tuesday afternoon that she will not run in upcoming party elections for leadership due to health reasons.  Gennimata announced her withdrawal from the leadership race on a tweet in which she wrote: “The deterioration of my …

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Bill on diaspora Greeks’ vote rejected in Parliament

The bill on the vote of diaspora Greeks in national elections was defeated in Parliament late on Wednesday, as it did not manage to collect the required number of votes in a plenary session. Officially titled “Lifting of restrictions for the registration of voters abroad on special voting lists,” the …

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Abstention record in repeated elections in Exarchia: 93% stayed away

Voters in Exarchia turned their back to the ballot box on Sunday where repeated elections took place after the ballot box was stolen and set on fire short before the polling centers closed on July 7. Just 39 out of 540 registered voters at the polling center in Koletis street …

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Greece elections finals: ND 39.85%, SYRIZA 31.53%, Golden Dawn out

By 99.84% of the votes counted, the results of the general elections on 7. July 2019 bring six political parties in the Greek Parliament with the neo-Nazis of Golden Dawn to be definitely out. Two new parties enter the Parliament: Elliniki Lysi (Greek Solution) of far-right Kyriakos Velopoulos MeRA25 of anti-memorandum …

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Greece Elections official: ND 39.8%, SYRIZA 31.5% Live Blog from Athens

21,478 ballot centers across Greece closed at 7 o’ clock Sunday afternoon, July 7th 2019. Millions of Greeks were called to ballot boxes and general elections. All public opinion polls showed a victory for main opposition party, conservative New Democracy. Even though there is possibility that the closing deadline is …

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Greece elections: Beach vs Ballot Box may end at 2-1?

Sunday elections day: Greeks woke up early, got on their cars and drove to the nearest beaches rather to the ballot boxes.  Media report of increased traffic through the country’s highways, nevertheless, the toll-free passage on the elections day. Apparently Greeks thought “too hot to stand queue” in order to …

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Greece elections: Leaders conclude campaigns in front of large crowds

Party leaders concluded their campaign on Friday with large political rallies in Athens and other major cities, ahead of Sunday’s snap elections. Latest polls give the conservative New Democracy party at least 10 percent lead over the ruling leftist Syriza. Alls polls show ND to gain the majority in the …

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Greece elections: Thessaloniki denies public space to Golden Dawn

The municipal administration of Thessaloniki has decided not to let far-right party Golden Dawn use public spaces to campaign ahead of national elections scheduled on July 7, 2019. The administration has decided that 70% of spaces where electoral gazebos can be set up – overall 140 locations across the city, …

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ND Mitsotakis: Either government with majority or “elections on 15. August”

If no government gets elected with majority on July 7, then “elections on 15. August,” New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a statement that sounded like blackmail or threat. Too stupid that 15. August is a Thursday and elections are held in Greece always on Sundays and certainly not …

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ND’s sweeping victory in regional and municipality elections 2019

New Democracy managed another sweeping victory in the second round of regional and municipality election on Sunday, June 2, 2019, just a month ahead of the general elections. SYRIZA suffered another defeat and managed to elect just 5 out of the 67 municipalities in Attica and 8 out of 332 …

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Varoufakis & MeRA25 narrowly miss a seat in the European Parliament

Ambitious “Europe reformer” and enfant terrible of Greek and European finances Yanis Varoufakis and his party MeRA25 narrowly missed a seat in the European Parliament. From Monday to Tuesday afternoon, the live results transmitted via the website of the Greek Interior Ministry were showing that MeRA25 had collected 3.1% of …

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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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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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Golden Dawn ballots destroyed with antiseptic by unknown perpetrators

Unknown perpetrators have destroyed the whole load of municipality elections ballots of the far-right party Golden Dawn in the suburb of Kallithea, south Athens. The perpetrators used antiseptic Bedatine that soaked into the 92,000 ballot papers thus destroying them completely. According to local media, the incident took place short before …

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