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Tsipras and SYRIZA Eye 50-Seats Bonus as “Single Party”

The much desirable 50-seats Bonus could be granted also to SYRIZA at the June-17 elections, as the party applied to be registered as a single Athens Supreme Court party and no more as a coalition. On Tuesday, “Radical Left Coalition” (SYRIZA) submitted an application Greek Supreme Court in Athens to be registered as …

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Tsipras to CNN “Austerity Will Send Us to Hell” (video)

“Austerity will send us directly to hell” That was the main message of Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing SYRIZA to an American and international audience. Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Tsipras used the chance also to address German Chancellor Angela Merkel openly accusing her of “having put the euro and …

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Greek Countdown: Government, Elections or Plan C?

Greek countdown towards a government or fresh elections is ticking at a high speed. On Sunday, the president’s meetings with political leaders in an attempt to form a government failed. However, president Karolos Papoulias does not give up. He has refreshed his invitations to leaders of ND, SYRIZA, PASOK and DEMOCRATIC LEFT …

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Tsipras Reveals Gov’ Conditions: Annul Bailout Measures, Banks Under Public Control…

“The popular verdict clearly renders the bailout deal null” Alexis Tsipras, leader of left-wing SYRIZA, said during a press conference shortly after he received the mandate to form the next government of Greece. Saying that “3 million voters rejected the austerity-bailout”, Tsipras revealed the his party’s conditions for future government coalitions: 1. Immediate …

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Tsipras Rejects Samaras Coalition Gov’ Offer

The meeting between the first and second winners of Greek elections 2012 ended in 24 minutes, making clear there was no common ground for a coalition government between conservative Nea Dimocratia and left-wing SYRIZA. “Samaras’ plan is opposite to ours, the austerity he signed for was rejected by majority,” Alexis Tsipras said after …

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PASOK Suffers Elections “Waterloo” in Athens B’ Electoral area

Socialist PASOK suffers a real elections “Waterloo” in the second electoral area of Athens, the biggest across the country. Half a million registered voters, mainly with middle-class and low-income residents. As of 12:15 am, and with counted  36.95% of 380,000 votes the results are: 1. SYRIZA 22.025 2. ND 12.12% …

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Greece: Political row between Deputy PM and Left party

Remember the yogurt that was hurled against the deputy prime minister Theodoros Pangalos? The yogurt may have been cleaned up from face and clothes but the well-known ‘active culture’ still remains alive, at least in the memory of the victim. Monday morning Theodoros Pangalos appeared in a private television program …

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