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42% counted: Athens municipality election results vs exit polls

The ballots counting shows a clear difference from what the exit polls displayed short after 7 p.m. Sunday.  With 42,37% of the polling stations counted (460/1112) Giorgos Kaminis (PASOK) 21.16% Gavriil Sakellaridis (SYRIZA) 19,95% Aris Spiliotopoulos (Nea Dimokratia)17,09% Ilias Kasidiaris (Golden Dawn) 16,14% Nikolaos Sofianos (KKE) 7,32 Nikitas Kaklamanis (Nea …

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Greek Gov’t to hire 14K civil servants after laying-off 14K

Greek government plans to hire some 14,000 civil servants and thus despite the fact that more than 4,000 were laid off last year and more than 15,000 are to be laid-off this year by the orders of the Troika. Crazy? It depends… According to the governmental recruitment plan obtained by …

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Merkel – Steinbruck TV Duel on Greece: does it really matter?

I can tell you right away: no, it doesn’t! It doesn’t really matter what the Christian-Democrat, conservative and neo-liberal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and her Social-Democrat challenger Peer Steinbrueck exchanged on clever and quick statements, announcements and criticism last night, during their TV-duel. It doesn;t really matter what they …

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Olala! Ex Greek Foreign Minister Bakoyanni Gets Vulgar On State TV

oops! My innocent ears did not believe what they heard on state NET TV live: ex Greek Foreign Minister, ex Nea Dimocratia official, former Democratic Alliance leader and current Nea Dimocratia candidate Dora Bakoyanni saying such a word: ‘κολομπαρίστικα’, a very vulgar word implying somebody is gay. Dora Bakoyanni was criticizing  …

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Eurogroup Teleconference on Greek Elections Night?

 The Finance Ministers of the Eurogroup are allegedly to plan a teleconference immediately after the results of the Greek elections on Sunday night, two EU diplomatic sources told AFP, reports Athens News Agency. “A teleconference Eurogroup meeting is expected to be held after the elections results are known on Sunday, …

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Greek Elections: Dirty Games with Fake Opinion Polls

The election campaign ends today, the political parties are to hold their last meeting, and candidates to appear for the last time in the mass media. The Greek voter is supposed to get a 24-hour break from the bombardment of the ‘promises’ and ‘dilemmas’ (euro or drachma?) in order to contemplate …

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Greek Elections: 36 Parties to Run for Voter’s Choice

The upcoming elections in Greece offer the angry, frustrated and undecided voter a wide spectrum of choices. A whole of 36 political parties have submitted their applications to run for the parliamentary elections that will take place on May 6, 2012. Big parties, small parties, one-person parties, estalbished parties, fringe parties, …

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Tough Elections Campaigns: Protesters Booed Venizelos (videos)

 Times are hard for princes and princesses, especially for aspiring prime ministers from the two big parties that signed the two loan agreements with Greece’s lenders. Fearing citizens’ anger about the strict austerity, Greek politicians avoid open pre-elections campaign meetings. They prefer to meet their voters in closed sports stadiums or …

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A Disillusioned Greek Voter…

I am tired. In fact, I’m exhausted. And fed up. To hear the same things again and again. EU and IMF urged for one more time Greece for “Reforms” and “Austerity”. Reforms I do not see; Austerity is what I feel on my skin. Day in and day out. And the …

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Greek Elections – Latest Public Survey

Greece’s voters seem divided to an extreme. To such extreme that they may push ten political parties in the Greek parliament with their votes. According to latest public survey, conducted by Marc for private Alpha TV, conservative Nea Dimokratia remains first party in the choice of voters however it is …

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Elections: Greek Sells His Vote on eBay

Humour is the best way to overcome political frustration and economic despare. A Greek decided to symbolically sell his vote on the eBay. The seller makes a parody of the statement of deputy PM Theodoros Pangalos (PASOK) who claimed that the votes were on sale during elections in Greece. Indeed …

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PASOK Elections Started

Members and friends of  PASOK started to vote for the new president of the socialist party, finance minister Evangelos Venizelos. The ballot boxes opened at 9 in the morning, the process will end at 5 pm. First results are expected after 2 pm. Sure about his success as there is …

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