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PASOK leadership challengers rise to five

Once again, socialist PASOK is contested by several “wannabe leaders” ahead of the October 6th internal party elections as proposed by current leader Nikos Androulakis over the weekend. It is not the first time and, most likely, it will not be the last that PASOK officials take the opportunity for …

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Greece EU Elections: Ruling ND wins but missed goal by 5%

Initial results from Sunday’s ballots for the European Parliament show that none of the big three parties in Greece have reached their stated goals. By 86.84% of the votes counted, ruling New Democracy missed its target of 33%, main opposition SYRIZA its goal of over 20% and PASOK missed its …

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Motion on no confidence vote against Greece’s gov’t tabled to Parliament

Leader of socialist PASOK/KINAL, Nikos Androulakis. submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote against the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The motion tabled to the Parliament early Tuesday evening followed a newspaper report alleging that evidence from the Tempi railway disaster was tampered with. In the motion, Androulakis accused the …

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Archbishop investigates clergy’s rant against PASOK MP

Archbishop Ieronymos ordered on Tuesday an internal inquiry against the Archimandrite of the Ilioupolis in Athens, Seraphim Dimitriou, after the latter targeted an MP and his family for voting in favor of the same-sex marriage. Father Seraphim posted on social media pictures of the wife and new-born baby of MP …

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Poll: PASOK ahead of main opposition SYRIZA

A survey conducted by Opinion Poll on behalf of Action 24 TV showed that center-left PASOK would come second if elections were held today, overtaking main opposition SYRIZA. In the category of voting intention, ruling New Democracy got 31.1%, ahead of PASOK on 12.9%, with leftist SYRIZA in third place …

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Former minister in several post, Loverdos, abandons PASOK

Andreas Loverdos, who held several ministerial posts, and former lawmaker announced on Wednesday that he withdraws from socialist PASOK/KINAL. In a statement posted on social media, Loverdos stated that he has sent a letter to party leader, Nikos Androulakis, explaining the reasons behind his resignation, which he described as “purely …

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SYRIZA, PASOK turn down government mandate, paving way for 2nd elections round

After elections winner New Democracy, also the two leaders of the second and third winner parties in May 21 elections, SYRIZA and PASOK/KINAL, turned down on Tuesday the exploratory mandate to form a coalition government. They have paved the way for the second round of elections. Leader of left-wing SYRIZA …

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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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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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EP-Vice Eva Kaili among four arrested in Qatargate: Belgian media

European Parliament Vice and MEP Eva Kaili is reported to be among the four people arrested over the weekend over corruption charges, Belgian media and French news agency AFP report early Sunday afternoon. #UPDATE Four suspects have been charged and remanded in custody in a Belgian investigation into alleged corruption …

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EP-Vice MEP Eva Kaili arrested in Brussels on suspicion of corruption

+++Socialist MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament Eva Kaili has been arrested by Belgian authorities on corruption suspicion related to Qatar, Belgian media,, French AFP and Greek state-run news agency amna report late on Friday. Citing a source with knowledge of the case AFP reported Kaili’s arrest after …

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Nikos Androulakis wins KINAL/PASOK leadership race with 68.42%

Nikos Androulakis has been elected the new leader of socialist party Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK). According to first results on Sunday evening, the 42-year-old politician gathered 68.42% of the 206,000 votes, while former prime minister Giorgos Papandreou received 31.58%. Papandreou but also PM Mitsotakis called the new leader and congratulated …

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Androulakis wins first round of KINAL leadership race, followed by Papandreou

European Parliament lawmaker Nikos Androulakis has won the first round of the race for the leadership of the center-left Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK) party. Androulakis, 42, will face former Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou, 69, in a runoff next Sunday, December 12. With over 90% of the votes counted, Androulakis was …

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Fofi Gennimata: Thousands Greeks say Farewell to leader of socialist KINAL

Covered with the Greek flag, the flag of PASOK and the flag of KINAL the coffin of Fofi Gennimata was laid to state at the Athens Cathedral on Wednesday morning, as thousands of people said farewell to one of the last dignified politicians in Greece. Her family, her friends and …

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KINAL leader Fofi Gennimata dies at 56 after a long battle with cancer

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of Movement for Change (KINALPASOK) died at 12:04 Monday noon hospital Evangelismos announced. Gennimata had been battling cancer for over a decade and was hospitalized two weeks ago. Monday morning media reported that her health condition had deteriorated. She had reportedly fell in ischemic shock of …

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Former PM George Papandreou joins race for KINAL leadership

Former prime minister George Papandreou officially announced his candidacy for the leadership of Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK) on Wednesday evening., The former PASOK leader said in a video message “We need a new change for the citizens and the country” and that the party must be again have a leading …

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