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Greek PM Samaras: Early Elections 25. January 2015

The time of truth has come and the clock is ticking… The third round of voting for Greece’s next President will decide whether the coalition government of Nea Dimokratia and PASOK will stay in power or the country will head to snap elections. Sole Presidential candidate Stavros Dimas needs 180 …

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Were will the 180 votes for Greece’s next President will come from?

The second round of Presidential voting ended on Tuesday with candidate Stavros Dimas to have received 168 votes, far below the 200 needed. The votes came from the coalition Nea Dimokratia – PASOK (155) and 13 from independent MPs, among them two ex Golden Dawn. 2. round of voting – …

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PM Samaras’ proposal: Trading “Presidential votes” for “Ministerial posts”?

It was certainly a proposal that would have an indisputable impact: the proposal of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras who urged for consensus in the Presidential vote and indirectly promised in exchange “ministerial posts” to those MPs, who would vote for candidate Stavros Dimas. “After the presidential election, we can expand …

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Presidential vote: 2. round of voting on 23rd December 2014

The second round of voting for Greece’s next President will take place at 12 o’ clock noon on Tuesday, 23. December 2014. The voting procedure, a roll call, lasts 40 minutes. Just like in the first round of voting, coalition government candidate Stavros Dimas will need 200 votes to be …

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Nea Dimokratia fights back IndepGreeks’ bribery allegations with …”compromising” picture

Greece’s political kitchen is boiling after Independent Greeks allegations that a middleman attempted to bribe an party MP with 2-3 million euro in order to vote in favor of government presidential candidate Stavros Dimas. After Independent Greeks chairman Panos Kammenos revealed at the press conference that he first met the …

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PM Samaras fails to get more than 160 votes for President

The first round of voting for Greece’s next President is taking place in the Parliament. 300 lawmakers will be asked to vote in a roll call either for sole candidate “Stavros Dimas” or “Present“. MPs  do not have the option to say “No”. Just the name of the candidate or …

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PM Samaras’ last minute pressure: Vote for Dimas to avoid fatal political adventure for Greece’s European course

Just a few hours before the first round of Presidential voting, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement urging MPs to vote in favor of Stavor Dimas tonight, “in order to avoid adventures for the European course of the country,” as he said it characteristically. At the same time, …

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