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ND MP slapped inside church while attending Sunday mass

New Democracy MP, Angeliki Delikari, got slapped by another woman during the Sunday mass in a church in Kavala, northern Greece, on Sunday morning. The attacker is a European elections candidate of Niki, a religious-conservative party with   seats in Parliament. She came close and hit me with all her strength, …

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E-mails scandal ousts a ND MEP, the head of Diaspora Greeks and a Secretary General

The scandal of data protection violations regarding Greek voters living abroad triggered a domino of political developments in the country. MEP  of New Democracy Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou has been forced to abstain from the list of candidates for the upcoming European elections, the general secretary of the Interior Ministry  Michalis Stavrianoudakis …

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Prosecutor orders review on Kasselakis income sources

A prosecutor ordered a review of SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis’ source-of-income declarations (pothen esches) for possible violation of the law, it was announced on Tuesday. The order for the review will focus on whether Kasselakis violated the law on asset declarations, particularly regulations forbidding Greek leaders of parliamentary parties from …

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Same-sex marriage bill stirs conservative ND, left-wing SYRIZA

Former New Democracy prime minister Antonis Samaras has clearly stated for the second time within a few days that he will vote against a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. At the same time, he sharply criticized the proposal of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis who said that there would be “no voting with …

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ND MP Syrigos: “97% of Lausanne Treaty is obsolete”; statement triggers outrage

Ruling New Democracy MP and professor of international law, Angelos Syrigos, stirred the public debate when he claimed that “some articles of the Lausanne Treaty were out of date.” Among others, he referred to the articles regarding the military presence on the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea. Syrigos’ statements …

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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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Arch-conservative ND minister opposes same-sex marriage

Minister of  State Makis Voridis raised objections to same-sex marriage saying he will not vote in favor of same-sex marriage if the issue is taken to parliament. “I have articulated my personal viewpoint. I stand in opposition to it, and I have clearly stated that I will not support it. …

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Zeibekiko amid wildfires cost Attica governor Patoulis ND support (video)

Ruling New Democracy officially withdrew its support to Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis on Monday morning. Ahead of the local elections in October, the press office of ND announced the deputy Defense Minister, Nikos Hardalias, as its candidate. Reason for Patoulis’ support withdrawal was a short video showing him relaxing …

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Greece’s government receives confidence vote

New Democracy received a vote of confidence on Saturday night in Parliament with an absolutely majority, based solely on the votes of its own 158 deputies, while most other parties voted against. Following a three-day debate on policy statements for a second term in power, ND received a vote of …

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Greece Elections: Mitsotakis to return coalition government mandate

Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that he will return a three-day mandate to form a coalition government on Monday afternoon just hours after receiving it from the president at Monday noon. There are no options for a coalition government, Mitsotakis reportedly said as he expects to secure an outright …

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Cringe ND Minister: “My agony when father terminal-ill, if he could make it to elections”

New Democracy candidate and deputy minister for Labor and Social Affairs, Domna Michailidou, made an unprecedented, a truly cringe statement on Thursday. “Ιnstrumentalizing’ a personal tragedy in the worst possible way before the elections, she spoke about her father’s illness stressing that her biggest “agony” towards the terminal-ill man was …

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