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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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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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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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EU works to keep Greece in the EZ, sends Moscovici to Athens and #GreeksAskJuncker

Amid the horror Grexit-scenarios being pushed around by the Greek coalition government, the European Commission says “it is working to keep Greece firmly in the eurozone” and thus just a couple of days after EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker blatantly intervened in the Greek politics. EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici …

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Presidential election: 1. round of voting set for 7pm on 17. Dec 2014

The first round of the Presidential election is scheduled for 7 pm local time on 17. December 2014. Coalition government candidate Stavros Dimas will need 200 votes, a target considered impossible to be achieved. The second round is scheduled on 23. December and the third round on 29. December. Dimas …

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Greek PM names Stavros Dimas as Presidential candidate; “political suicide” for Samaras?

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday noon, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named former EU Commissioner Stavros Dimas as the Presidential candidate. the announcement was made about an hour after Dimas had a meeting with Samaras in the Prime Minister’s office. Stavros Dimas, 73, is a center-right politician …

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