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“Snap elections? You’d better go for a swim,” Tsipras urges …

For one more time, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected scenarios pushed around by main opposition conservative New Democracy for snap elections even in the summer months. After a meeting of SYRIZA Political Council, reporters waiting in the heat of  July afternoon asked him when the elections will take place. “You’d …

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Erdogan wins to be super-powers President due to Islamist-Ultranationalist alliance

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been elected as the first executive president of Turkey under the new presidential system. His party’s alliance with far-right Nationalist Movement MHP, the People’s Alliance, secured him the victory already in the first round of presidential elections. The same alliance of Islamists and Ultra-nationalists secures him …

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Greece next parliamentary elections in October 2019, PM Tsipras has decided

Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has reportedly already decided about the next parliamentary elections. They are to take place on 13 October 2019, together with local municipality elections. The Greek prime minister has dismissed scenarios and proposals for the elections to be held in autumn 2018 or in May 2019, together …

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ND leader Mitsotakis sees “elections at any time,” most likely in second half of 2018

The leader of  Greece’s major opposition party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said he was confident that conservative New Democracy will win the next elections. When will these be? Any time now, most probably in the second half of 2018.” During his visit in Washington these days, the new prime minister of Greece …

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Big participation in PASOK leadership elections, Gennimata leads the race

PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata has gathered the majority of votes on Sunday elections that were held in order to choose a new leader for Greece’s socialist part PASOK. According to amna.gr, with 50 percent of the polling stations counted -which corresponds to about 70,000 votes- the results are: Fofi Gennimata …

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Granting voting rights to diaspora Greeks back in the agenda

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has brought back to debate the right to vote for diaspora Greeks. On Monday, ND leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, resubmitted to Parliament his legislative proposal to give diaspora Greeks the right to vote in Greek elections. Complaining that his original proposal he submitted 18 …

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With FDP in German coalition, Greeks could miss old chap Schaeuble

Greece is closely watching the political developments in Germany as the new coalition government that will be formed will have direct impact on the Greek debt and the discussions about its relief expected to begin after conclusion of the bailout program in August 2018. Right after the exit polls on …

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Greece helps Merkel win the elections, accepts asylum-seekers returns

Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has confirmed that Germany will start returning newly-arrived asylum seekers to Greece, effectively ending a five-year suspension of such transfers due to the poor conditions in the debt-hit country. In an interview with German public television station ARD show “Report Mainz,” due to be aired on …

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Will EU and German support convince French euroskeptics to vote for Macron?

Ex banker, ex socialist and political outsider Emmanuel Macron won the first round of presidential elections in France on Sunday. French elections results have been perceived with a sign of relief in the European Union. A fine day for Europe and Greece, where creditors are expected to return to Athens …

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IMF to ask Greece’s opposition for ‘assurances’ in implementation of extra austerity

The International Monetary Fund will seek assurances by Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy in case the fund decides to participate in the Greek program. In the regular briefing on Thursday, the spokesman of IMF, Gerry Rice, did not rule out assurances by the Greek opposition. Assurances mean that Greece’s …

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