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Interior Minister voted SYRIZA secretary, Tsipras’ cabinet reshuffle imminent

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis was elected new SYRIZA central committee general secretary on Monday night. With 126 YES votes and 18 ‘blank’, the 144 delegates opened the door for the long anticipated government reshuffle. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is poised to announce a cabinet reshuffle this week to freshen up …

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“If you love Greece, help us get rid of Alexis Tsipras and his zombie party” says ex SYRIZA MP

“If you love Greece, help us get rid of Alexis Tsipras and his zombie party,” write former SYRIZA MP and Parliament Speaker in first left-wing government, Zoi Konstantopoulou. In an op-ed posted in UK’s The Guardian, the ex comrade accuses Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras and her former party that they …

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Gov’t takes first steps for Greek expats to vote in elections

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis submitted an amendment to the Greek Palriament on Friday calling for the establishment of a 12-member committee to explore the voting options for Greeks living abroad.  The committee will have to record and evaluate the situation regarding Greek voters living abroad as well as parameters (institutional, …

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Greek gov’t is considering to hold a referendum in upcoming autumn

Greece’s ruling party SYRIZA is allegedly considering to hold a referendum in upcoming autumn, most likely in November. According to ‘secure’ information by the Sunday edition of newspaper Eleftheros Typos, the ruling left-wing party is hurrying up to close as many fronts as possible, both internal and external and implement …

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ANEL MP resigns, putting Greece’s coalition gov’t majority at risk

A lawmaker from Independent Greeks (ANEL) resigned on Tuesday over the Macedonia Agreement. The resignation leaves Tsipras’ coalition partner ANEL with just seven lawmakers and puts to government majority at risk. It is the second MP out of ANEL in the last ten days. MP Giorgos Lazaridis who is elected …

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Gap between SYRIZA and ND narrows in latest public opinion poll

The gap between ruling left-wing SYRIZA and main opposition party conservative New Democracy is narrowing, according to the most recent public opinion poll. The gap has decreased to 4.7% from 4.9% in a poll in February conducted by the same company. At the same time, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Independent …

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Surprise poll: SYRIZA – ND difference smaller, 5 parties in Parliament

A public opinion poll with surprise results: The difference between left-wing SYRIZA and conservative main opposition party New Democracy is getting smaller. At the same time, should elections be held next Sunday, only five political parties would manage to pass the threshold of 3% and enter the Palriament. According to …

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Do Greece’s coalition government partners SYRIZA-ANEL stand before divorce?

Scenarios of rupture between the two government coalition partners left-wing SYRIZA and nationalist-conservative Independent Greeks (ANEL) are growing, despite the fact that government officials from SYRIZA vehemently dismiss them. What makes the issue more suspenseful is that a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras with ANEL leader and Defense Minister, …

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Anti-authoritarian group hurl fire bombs, paint at church after Amvrosios acquittal

A group of anti-authoritarians attacked a church in downtown  Athens, just hours after a court in Aigio acquitted Metropolis Amvrosios of the offense of hate speech and public incitement against gays. A group of some fifteen people wearing hoods reportedly hurled molotov cocktail bombs, stones  and paint at the walls …

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“Syriza is undermining democracy in Greece,” writes ex PM Samaras in FT

“Syriza is undermining democracy is Greece,” and the “Tsipras government has mounted an attack on the rule of law,” writes former prime minister Antonis Samaras from conservative New Democracy. In an opinion article posted on Financial Times, the prime minister who closed state broadcaster ERT overnight in June 2013is unfolding …

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Parliament rejects opposition inquiry for 3 government ministers

The Greek parliament rejected on Thursday night a proposal by New Democracy to set up a special parliamentary committee to investigate a possible breach of trust by three SYRIZA ministers in connection with the ongoing investigation into the Novartis case, after it failed to secure the required majority. The proposal …

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