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The Economist: Samaras Government, Papademos Deputy PM

The official date for the early parliamentary elections has not be set yet, however the scenarios about the day after start to make the rounds. The magazine The Economist forecastsa win for conservative Nea Dimokratia but not enough majority that would allow it to form one-party government. The Economist predicts that the …

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Frustrated Pensioner Hurls Yogurt At FinMin Venizelos

Pensioner Yannis Lemonis is a member of socialist party PASOK. He had gone and took position as early as the doors for the National Convention of PASOK, that takes place in Faliro, suburb of Athens, a week before the elections for the new party leadership. In times of austerity and the Troika-Memorandums Lemonis …

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PASOK, Nea Dimokratia Tried To Restructure Party Debts

 Socialist PASOK and conservative Nea Dimokratia, Greece’s biggest parties that governed the country for almost four decades, seem to believe theirs voters are a flock of obedient sheep. Therefore, they inserted an amendment to restructure their own debts into a bill concerning livestock breeding and livestock facilities. The amendment was inserted …

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Venizelos – Loverdos: United They Go… To Challenge Papandreou

Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Health Minister Andreas Loverdos joined their political forces. Two high ranking Socialist PASOK officials will challenge party leader and ex PM George Papandreou first place in the leadership of the parliamentary group. Consequently in the leadership of the socialist party. We decided to struggle together” said …

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Papandreou Gives Up PASOK, Attacks Media Boss and Vested Interests

Greece’s former prime Minister George Papandreou decided to stay at socialist PASOK leadership until he …goes. During a meeting of socialist Party PASOK, the ex PM told his companions in socialism that he will step down s party leader and will no seek to be re-elected. However that he will remain …

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Last Act of the Greek Tragicomedy?

You can call it what you want. A Farce. A Drama. A Tragicomedy. Political Acrobats. Theater of the Absurd. A Crazy-House. A Poker game. A Kindergarten. The political pandemonium  that took part yesterday in Greece was beyond any of logic. It stunned foreigners and Greeks alike. The national humiliation in Cannes, the referendum-‘card’ …

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Papandreou-Papoulias Meeting Triggers Speculations…

Something is been cooking on the stove of the Greek political kitchen, with ruling party PASOK ministers to raise their voices and criticizing the prime minister, opposition parties to demand early elections and national unity government, Papandreou to seem unsure about the future of the Greek debt, and citizens to crack …

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Angry Greeks attack PASOK-Lawmakers over Austerity Vote (Videos)

Some governing party PASOK lawmakers had to experience on their own skin the citizens’ anger over the Mid-Term Austerity Programme. Just a couple of days after they voted YES, several lawmakers in Volos and Lamia, in Central Greece, became the targets of people’s outrage. Most ‘unlucky’ of all was MP Nikos Tsonis …

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Mid-Term Package – Voting Schedule

Prime Minister George Papandreou is adamant on passing the Mid-Term Austerity Package through the Greek Parliament. According to latest information, the Package will be submitted to the Economics Commission of Parliament on June 15 for a so-called ‘fist reading’. Most probably the commission will conclude its works on June 17, unless …

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Vote for IMF-Package or Vote for Bankruptcy? Early Elections in July?

The next days will be dramatic for the Greek government as 16  PASOK deputies express concern about the Mid-Term “Rescue” Package imposed by the IMF/EU/ECB Troika.  Furthermore, quite some government ministers allegedly oppose the bright spectrum of privatizations and assets sales. Others oppose the idea of having ‘Troika-Commissioners” overlooking their jobs. Prime …

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Tsipras: Deputy PM is the BILD newspaper of the Greek government

I normally avoid to post about the fights among members of different Greek political parties that mostly serve internal affairs and voters. But this line of Left Wing party Synaspismos chairman Alexis Tsipras is really worth reporting. Tsipras was referring to deputy prime minister Theodoros Pangalos who on his part has often …

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