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Tsipras tries alliance of Social-Democrats, Greens and the Left ahead of EU elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tries to build a broader alliance among the progressive forces of Europe, ahead of the EU elections in May 2019. “Social Democrats and the Left must meet on the basis of a progressive plan for the 21st century in Europe,”Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said addressing the …

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Greece decides double elections in May 2019

Interior Minister, Panos Skourletis, accepted a legislation change submitted by sixteen lawmakers of ruling party SYRIZA and therefore, elections for local (municipalities) and regional government will take place on the same day as the elections for the European Parliament: in May 2019. Now scenarios that also parliamentary elections will take …

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Greece Elections 2014: exit polls at 7pm, first results 9.30-10 pm

Ballots boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday for the second round of municipality and regional elections and the voting for the European Parliament. Right after the closing of ballot boxes, at 7 p.m., pollsters are going to publish the exit polls. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis, first official …

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Scenario: Early elections end of June 2014 or beginning of July

Hardly had the ballot boxes for the municipality and regional elections had closed on Sunday and the first scenario of snap polls made the rounds. Reasons for this was the exit polls showing left-wing SYRIZA candidates to lead in Athens and Attica – thus overturning the public opinion polls of …

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EU & local elections: Greece’s political landscape in the shadow of FT revelations

I have a major problem: four days before the municipality elections and eleven days before the European Parliament voting, I am unable to follow the political debates, the statements and announcements or comments of elected and aspiring politicians in mainstream media and websites, in blogs and social media. I mostly …

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39 parties, 7 coalition formations to claim the Greeks’ vote for EU elections 2014

Thirty-nine parties, seven coalition formations and one independent candidate will claim the vote of Greeks in the upcoming EU elections. “The participation broke a record,” write  Greek media, noting that during the last EU elections the number of parties seeking the votes were only 23. The Ministry of Interior imposed …

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High on Greek agenda: non-stop disputes ahead the elections

Dispute is high on the agenda just a couple of weeks before the EU and the municipalities elections with each party trying to trip the rival and gain points in the voters’ preference. At the same time the political, economical and social disputes set the climate on fire not only …

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BBC reports from unemployment-hit South & EU elections. Do you want to participate?

“What jobless in crisis-hit south think of the European elections?” BBC journalist Patrick Jackson is traveling to “unemployment hotspots” of the Eurozone and collects opinions from Spain, France, Italy and Greece. First stop is Seville, in the Spanish region of Andalucia where general unemployment reached 36.3% last year and youth …

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Independent Greeks get EU elections candidates from Facebook

“Jobless” and “university degree”. That were the criteria Panos Kammenos, leader of conservative nationalist party Independent Greeks posted on Facebook in an attempt to get election candidates. On April 7th 2014, Panos Kammenos posted on Facebook that he sought candidates especially unemployed with European studies who agree the the party …

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