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Greek gov’t policy program and vote of confidence, Feb 8-10/2015

Greek coalition government SYRIZA-Independent Greeks will announce its policy programme in Parliament on Sunday, February 8th, will the vote of confidence will take place two days later, Tuesday, February 10th around midnight. The program announcement will take place one day later than originally scheduled, most likely due to the meetings …

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Greece’s new coalition tasks: Cabinet, new Parliament, Vote of Confidence, Presidential Election

The very first challenge Greece’s new coalition government has to deal with is the Presidential election. But before this procedure is launched, other modalities have to be settled: form the cabinet, open the Parliament, get a vote of confidence. Cabinet The names of the ministers to form Greece’s new cabinet …

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Last Chance for Survival: Greek Gov’t to seek vote of confidence

In an unexpected move, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and deputy PM Evangelos Venizelos announced on Wednesday evening, that they will seek a vote of confidence at the Greek Parliament.The government decision splashes in the middle of a political atmosphere full of tension with main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA, a constant …

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Samaras & Greece’s Coalition Government Win Vote of Confidence

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition government won the vote of confidence. As expected all 179 MPs from conservative Nea Dimocratia, socialist PASOK and Democratic Left voted in favor of the government programme.  121 MPs from the opposition voted “No”. Now we have to see whether the government will start …

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New Greek PM Wins Vote of Confidence With Overwhelming Majority

Greece’s new Prime Minister Lucas Papademos received the confidence vote at the Greek Parliament on Wednesday afternoon with  255 YES and 38 NO out of 293 voters in a Parliament of 300. Two PASOK deputies and one from Nea Dimokratia voted NO.. All left parties voted NO to the new Greek …

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Greece: Papandreou Confidence Vote -Live Blogging in English

Under the pressure of many of his deputies Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is being ‘forced’ to deliver his speech a couple of hours earlier than scheduled. Not shortly before the confidence vote starts at midnight, but in good half-an-hour, at 8 pm local time. Ruling party PASOK parliamentary group …

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Last Act of the Greek Tragicomedy?

You can call it what you want. A Farce. A Drama. A Tragicomedy. Political Acrobats. Theater of the Absurd. A Crazy-House. A Poker game. A Kindergarten. The political pandemonium  that took part yesterday in Greece was beyond any of logic. It stunned foreigners and Greeks alike. The national humiliation in Cannes, the referendum-‘card’ …

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Athens June 21-Protests & Confidence Vote – Live blogging

Estimated 30,000 “Indignant” Greeks have gathered outside the Greek Parliament on the 28th day of the protests. Chanting slogans, waving Greek flags and ‘attacking’ the Parliament building with laser teasers they try to influence the lawmakers inside the building. Tuesday midnight the vote of confidence for the reshuffled government will …

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Greek PM: We had 3 Options-Default, Eurozone Exit, Bailout

Greece prime Minister George Papandreou revealed for the first time he was considering the options of “default” and “exit the eurozone” but that he finally picked up the “bailout”.  Speaking at the Greek Parliament during the debate for the vote of confidence, Papandreou announced a referendum for ‘important changes’ among …

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