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End of SYRIZA gov’t: Parliament dissolved, snap elections July 7, 2019

The Presidential decree for the dissolution of the Greek Parliament was posted at the entrance of the Parliament building short before 8 o’ clock on Tuesday evening, marking the end of the SYRIZA government. The Presidential decree signed by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos formally opens the way for the early election …

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“Broadening tax-free basis will be revoked,” says PM Tsipras

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced that the government will revoke the austerity measure of broadening the tax-free basis with a draft law to come to Parliament before the early elections on July 7, 2019. In a live interview to state ERT TV on last night, Tsipras said that the draft …

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Early elections in Greece on 7. July 2019

“SYRIZA lost a battle but the war still lies ahead,” Prime Minister and party leader Alexis Tsipras said addressing the Central Committee meeting of the party on Monday. “We have neither the luxury nor the right to back down,” he added in an effort to encourage his deeply disappointed comrades …

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Snap elections in Greece: Markets party, 10-Y bond yield in historic low

Markets party, the Athens Stock Exchange soars and the yield of Greek 10-year bond reached a historic low on Monday, just hours after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for snap elections. The Athens Stock Exchange opened with a strong +5%, short before 3 o’ clock the ASE recorded a +6.15% …

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PM Tsipras to call for snap elections after 2. round of regional & local elections

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he will ask the President of the Republic to declare snap elections after the second round of local and regional elections scheduled for June 2, 2019. “I I will not ignore the election results nor chose the easy way and remain true to leftist …

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Greek gov’t does not rule out Parliamentary elections in May

The Greek government did not expressively said it but did not ruled out early parliamentary elections in upcoming May, together with the Municipality and European elections. “The interior ministry must and will be ready for all possibilities, including the holding of local, European and general elections together in May,” Interior …

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Greece a step closer to snap elections after Kammenos declaration

Leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL) and Tsipras coalition partner, Panos Kammenos, brought Greece’s coalition government a step closer to snap elections. His party will stay in the government until the Prespes Agreement comes to Greek Parliament for ratification. Speaking at national convention of ANEL in Thessaloniki, North Greece,on Sunday, Kammenos …

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Kammenos warns “either elections or referendum or 180 ratification votes” for Macedonia Agreement

The Macedonia Agreement will not be ratified without the consent of the people, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner ANEL said on Tuesday morning. In a press conference called early in the morning, ANEL leader and Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos said there has to be either elections or a referendum on …

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Merkel fails in coalition talks, she may lead Germany to snap elections

The era of German Chancellor Angela Merkel nears the end.  Even if she wins the next elections, her opponents within her own party will grill her over hot charcoal. Preliminary coalition talks between Chancellor Merkel and the Greens and the FDP collapsed early Monday after two months. It was mainly …

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US Fund manager predicts investors predicts investors to pour billions into Greek economy once Mitsotakis is elected

Superstar hedge fund manager Kyle Bass predicts investors are getting ready to pour billion into Greek economy once New Democracy leader, neoliberal Kyriakos Mitsotakis, takes the premiership from the hands of left-wing Alexis Tsipras. 15 billion euros in bank deposits will return and foreign investors will follow pouring billio9ns of …

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Fitch upgrades Greece, warns of “political instability” if snap elections

Fitch Ratings increased Greece’s credit rating one level confirming PM Antonis Samaras’ elections slogan that the economy is improving. And still in line with Samaras and his coalition partner Venizelos, Fitch warns of “political instability” should early elections take place. “Greece’s long-term debt was raised to B, five levels below …

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