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ND leads with 6.5%-7% against SYRIZA ahead of EU elections

Greece’s main opposition party, conservative New Democracy keeps the leading trend according to the latest public opinion polls with a margin of 6.5%-7% just two days before the European elections on Sunday. According to a survey conducted by MARC for private ANT1 TV, the gap between ND and SYRIZA is …

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Censure motion filed by ND, Tsipras turns it into confidence vote

Main opposition party New Democracy filed a censure motion against Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis. Reason for the motion was Polakis’ verbal attack against ND candidate for the European Elections Stelios Kymbouropoulos, a 34-year-old doctor with disabilities. Responding to ND challenge, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras turned the censure motion into …

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Ex ND Justice Minister: Bribery is minister’s duties

Former Justice Minister Haralambos Athanasiou (ND) stunned Greeks when he openly admitted on Thursday that “kickbacks are among a minister’s duties.” The ex New Democracy minister was speaking live to state broadcaster ERT TV when he made this unbelievable statement. As the topic was the Novartis-Gate, Athanasiou was asked whether …

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ND elections program pledges €2,000 for every child born in Greece

We have being there, we have heard this. All these promises made by politicians in the government or main opposition party in elections years: Money will pour down, no matter what. In this sense, the latest pledge by main opposition New Democracy are just another promise leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis may …

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ND spokesperson “secret” meeting with FYROM Zaev sets Greece’s politics on fire

A German newspaper has set the Greek political landscape on fire after it revealed that a close aide of leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis from conservative New Democracy had two secret meetings with FYROM Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. MEP Maria Spyraki and ND spokesperson reportedly met with Zaef in December 2017 and …

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ND leader Mitsotakis promises €1 billion guaranteed income plan

Leader of Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy has promised a 0ne-billion-euros guaranteed income plane, once his party would come into power.  “Securing economic growth is a key way of reducing poverty and social exclusion,” ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday. Speaking at the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute of Democracy, Mitsotakis …

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Gap between SYRIZA and ND narrows in latest public opinion poll

The gap between ruling left-wing SYRIZA and main opposition party conservative New Democracy is narrowing, according to the most recent public opinion poll. The gap has decreased to 4.7% from 4.9% in a poll in February conducted by the same company. At the same time, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Independent …

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Surprise poll: SYRIZA – ND difference smaller, 5 parties in Parliament

A public opinion poll with surprise results: The difference between left-wing SYRIZA and conservative main opposition party New Democracy is getting smaller. At the same time, should elections be held next Sunday, only five political parties would manage to pass the threshold of 3% and enter the Palriament. According to …

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Parliament rejects opposition inquiry for 3 government ministers

The Greek parliament rejected on Thursday night a proposal by New Democracy to set up a special parliamentary committee to investigate a possible breach of trust by three SYRIZA ministers in connection with the ongoing investigation into the Novartis case, after it failed to secure the required majority. The proposal …

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Ex Health Minister says he was offered kickbacks by pharma for vaccines

Former New Democracy Health Minister, Giorgos Sourlas, said he was offered kickbacks by a pharmaceutical company in order to market vaccines. Speaking to state ERT TV, the former minister said he was offered 500 million Drachmas* in order to market last generation vaccines for hepatitis. “It happened once, I was …

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