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First poll in 2023: Difference ND-SYRIZA below 7%

In the first public opinion poll for 2023, the difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA has fallen below 7 percent, as the price hikes keep bothering the Greek public. According to ALCO conducte don behalf of Alpha TV, the difference between ND and SYRIZA …

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ND MP resigns over misuse of state money to help his business

New Democracy MP for Fthiotida, Central Greece, Themis Himaras, resigned as a parliamentary deputy on Wednesday following reports he misused state money for the benefit of his business, in violation of the Constitution. Article 57 of the Constitution of Greece is clear about the business activities of a member of …

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Cost of living, Patsis scandal close ND-SYRIZA difference

The cost of living and the scandal with -now ex New Democracy- MP Andreas Patsis cast a shadow at the ruling conservative party which sees its rates in  in public opinion polls in decline. Difference between ruling ND and main opposition left-wing SYRIZA dropped  to 6.1% in a poll conducted …

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Poll: Price hikes cause of concern, ND-SYRIZA difference drops to 10.5%, no technocrats gov’t

Difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA has decreased to 10.5% in the preference of potential voters as the high energy cost and the price hikes are a reason of concern for 47% of the Greeks. At the same time, Greeks seem to turn down …

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Tsipras reiterates call on early elections over ND’s pandemic handling, price hikes

Leader of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, reiterated his call on early elections on Monday arguing that the conservative New Democracy government has failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and to  the price hikes Speaking at a conference on digitalization on Monday, Tsipras said that public trust in the …

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Two ND MEPs abstain from EU Parliament vote on same-sex marriage

Two MEPs from ruling New Democracy abstained from a vote on a European Parliament resolution calling for cross-bloc recognition of same-sex marriage. The draft was approved by 387 MEPs, 161 voted against and 123 abstained. Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou was included in the 123 abstentions while Manolis Kefalogiannis did not even participate …

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Gov’t to lift eligibility restrictions for Diaspora Greeks elections vote

The conservative Greek government plans to lift some crucial restrictions regarding the eligibility criteria allowing Diaspora Greeks to exercise their right to vote in parliamentary elections. The changes are planned despite the fact that New Democracy passed the relevant legislation a year ago. Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said Monday noon …

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Poll: Seven in ten Greeks concerned about Covid-19, Turkey

Seven in ten Greeks are worried about the course of the pandemic in the country, while they express concern about the , Turkish aggression in the East Mediterranean at an even higher rate, a public opinion poll has found. According to the poll conducted by Pulse on behalf of Skai, …

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Mitsotakis expels MEP & ex PAOK midfelder Zagorakis over football

With order of the Prime Minister, New Democracy expelled form the party, MEP and former football player, Thodoris Zagorakis, over his statement challenging the decision of the Greek Professional Sports Committee (EEA) to have two football clubs removed from the Super League championship. On Monday, the EEA voted to demote …

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Charges against ex ND MP for sex with minors dropped due to “statute of limitations”

The criminal prosecution against former New Democracy lawmaker Nikos Georgiadis for repeatedly paying minors for sex has been dropped due to the statute of limitations, in accordance with the new penal code. The prosecutor at the three-member court of appeals in Athens argued that she was obliged to accept the …

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Greece’s Asylum bill: Drastic changes to facilitate “fast track” deportations

The new Asylum bill is heading to the Greek Parliament by the conservative New Democracy government despite objections by human rights organizations. The bill introduces a series of measures and drastic changes aiming to restrict access to asylum, reduce asylum procedure times or terminate stages of procedures and proceed with …

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Parliament committee to probe ex SYRIZA Minister over Novartis handling

New Democracy has decided to propose an ad hoc parliamentary committee to investigate the actions of former Alternate Justice Minister Dimitris Papangelopoulos (SYRIZA) in connection with the Novartis probe. The ex minister speaks of “political persecution.” The ruling party has also decided to avoid investigation into former Prime Minister, Alexis …

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