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Victory of nationalist VMRO in North Macedonia could pose a risk to Prespa Agreement

Results of  parliamentary and presidential elections in North Macedonia on Wednesday, where the right-wing nationalist party VMRO prevailed with a large majority, is causing concern to Greece’s political leadership as well as the Foreign Ministry with regards to the historic Prespa Agreement of 2018.. The election result enables the majority …

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Far-right Spartans MPs under scrutiny for possible elections fraud

Eleven MPs of the far-right party Spartiates (Spartans) have been summoned by the Supreme Court prosecutor to provide explanations as suspects for their potential involvement in electoral fraud during this year’s legislative elections. A request has already been made to Parliament to lift their immunity. As outlined in the prosecutor’s …

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ND Ministers blackmail farmers, citizens into voting ruling party favorite

At least two ministers of conservative New Democracy havve blackmailed farmers in flooded Thessaly and citizens in Halandri suburb of northern Athens to vote in favor of the ruling party. Socialist PASOK on Thursday accused Minister of Rural Development, Lefteris Avgenakis, of blackmailing farmers in central Greece whose livelihoods were …

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First public opinion poll after Kasselakis wins SYRIZA leadership

The first nationwide public opinion poll after Stefanos Kasselakis won the leadership of main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA was published on Wednesday evening. Conducted by Opinion Poll on behalf of Action24 TV showed that ruling party New Democrasy is losing in the preference of respondents, who were also not particularly …

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Kasselakis, Achtsioglou finalists for SYRIZA leadership

Stefanos Kasselakis and Effie Achtsioglou emerged as the two winners in the first round of leadership elections of the main opposition, left-wing SYRIZA yesterday, Sunday. With 99% of the votes counted, Stefanos Kasselakis leads with 45%, followed by Achtsioglou (36.2%), Nikos Pappas (8.8%), Euclid Tsakalotos (8.7%) and Stefanos Tzoumakas (1.29%). …

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Majority of diaspora Greeks voted for New Democracy

With all 17,258 valid votes cast by Greek citizens abroad in Sunday’s general election counted, conservative New Democracy emerged as the most popular party overseas with 43.23% of the vote, a slight increase on its 42.62% share in the May election. Left-wing SYRIZA came in second place, its 16.61% share …

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Abstention in Greece’s elections hits record high

The highest abstention rate in a Greek national election was set on Sunday, reaching 47.17%, surpassing the previous record set in the September 2015 election, when it reached 43.84%. The abstention rate has been consistently above 35% for the last 14 years, given the delays in clearing the electoral rolls. …

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Here are the Ministers in new Mitsotakis’ government

The composition of the new New Democracy government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis was announced late Monday. According to sources from the prime minister’s office, this is a government oriented towards the implementation of the major reform goals, which Kyriakos Mitsotakis has set and is ready to clash with pathogens in order …

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Mitsotakis sworn in Prime Minister of Greece

Elections winner and conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid a visit to the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou in order to receive the mandate to form a government. “It is a special honour to receive this mandate to form a government with a four-year horizon,” Mitsotakis said …

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Election rallies end Friday, parties pledge for Greeks’ prosperity

Friday, June 23, is the last day political parties rally for entrance and/or a high number of seats in the Greek Parliament ahead of the election on Sunday. Opinion polls show former Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ conservative New Democracy party winning by a wide margin of more than 20% over …

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Toll-free passage on Greece ‘s highways due to June 25 elections

Toll-free highways for passenger cars and two-wheelers due to the elections in Greece scheduled on June 25, 2023. According to a decision of the Infrastructure and Transport Minitry the toll-free passage is:  For voters from 00:00 on Saturday 24 June 2023 (midnight Friday to Saturday) until 08:00 on the morning …

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“Greece will get investment grade after elections,” says BoG Stournaras

The Greek economy will be upgraded by credit rating agencies to investment-grade level following the national elections on June 25, Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras asserted on Monday. Speaking at a conference organized in Athens by The Economist and the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce on “The Global Economy …

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Greece officially in pre-elections period until June 25

A Presidential Decree that dissolves the parliament of May 21 and officially calls for repeat general elections on June 25 was issued late afternoon on Monday. The decree, co-signed by caretaker Prime Minister Ioannis Sarmas, was posted on the parliament’s announcements board by the Parliament Guard. It also sets the …

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Erdogan secures another 5 years as Turkey’s President

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cemented his place in Turkish politics as the longest-serving leader with a runoff victory on Sunday against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu As millions held their breath in the first runoff he faced, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan left his mark in the history of the Republic of Türkiye with another …

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MP for a day: 300 lawmakers sworn in on Sunday, Parliament to be dissolved on Monday

MP for one day: 300 deputies elected to Parliament in the May 21 general elections were sworn in on Sunday, in the presence of President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Their term will be extremely short, however, as the present Parliament will be dissolved by presidential decree on Monday, …

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