Greek elections

23.09.2015

Greek election result analysis: The thunderous silence

Greek election result analysis: The thunderous silence

These Greek national elections have probably been the quietest in recent years with an “eloquent silence” of the electorate. Everyone should have expected this though after so many surprises and twists that have taken place in Greece in recent months. Throughout the electoral campaign people were calm and smiling, courteous… »

21.09.2015

The leading players in the Greek elections

The leading players in the Greek elections

The Greek people were asked yesterday to vote once more with the issue at stake being which political party or coalition can better implement the 3rd Memorandum. When we say better we mean the most painless possible way, if and where this can be done. On Sunday the electorate considered… »

20.09.2015

Greek snap election: New Democracy concedes defeat to Tsipras’s leftist Syriza

Greek snap election: New Democracy concedes defeat to Tsipras’s leftist Syriza

The Greek left-wing party Syriza is expected to take 145 seats in the 300-member parliament, the Interior Ministry said after counting 54 percent of the vote cast in the snap election Sunday. The leader of New Democracy, Syriza’s main rival in the polling, has already conceded defeat. “The electoral result… »

20.09.2015

Varoufakis attacks Tsipras, advises anti-austerity UK Labour Party head Corbyn in RT interview

Varoufakis attacks Tsipras, advises anti-austerity UK Labour Party head Corbyn in RT interview

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis unleashed a fresh attack on his former allies in the Syriza party, days before it faces a tough battle in an early national election. “I am not part of Syriza any more. I do not have what it takes to support my own party,”… »

20.09.2015

Disillusioned Greeks go to polls, no end to austerity in sight

Disillusioned Greeks go to polls, no end to austerity in sight

Greek snap parliamentary elections are in full swing. It’s a neck-and-neck race between the leading political forces – the leftist Syriza and conservative New Democracy parties. Neither promises an end to austerity. The elections were called by the former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, after the country secured a new… »

19.09.2015

The Left and its constant splits

The Left and its constant splits

Since I started concerning myself with politics, a question has been bothering me: why have parties of the left been so easily driven into splits and re-splits which undoubtedly weaken their ability to influence or even raise awareness in larger sectors of society? The redefinition of the Left’s strategy employed… »

16.09.2015

With a few days before the Greek elections: inspiration needed

With a few days before the Greek elections: inspiration needed

Maybe these are the calmest elections we have had in a long time. I sat down to watch the debates between the political leaders and I have just one thing to say: there is a total lack of inspiration. This situation has nothing to do with what we have experienced… »

30.08.2015

Voting doesn’t make us feel tired!

Voting doesn’t make us feel tired!

The Popular Unity party handed the mandate to try to form a government back to the President of the Greek Republic, and a transitional government was formed by the President of the Court of Cassation, Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou and her new cabinet is obliged to lead the country to snap democratic elections… »

23.08.2015

Greece: New left-wing party gets three days to try to form a government

Greece: New left-wing party gets three days to try to form a government

Following Tsipras’ resignation, the President of the Greek Republic has ordered the opposition to investigate the possibility of forming a government. The New Democracy Party seems to be ending the 3 days they were given without any effect. Tomorrow the baton will pass to a newly formed party called People’s… »

21.08.2015

Tsipras resigns “reclaiming” popular sovereignty

Tsipras resigns “reclaiming” popular sovereignty

A few hours ago the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, handed his resignation to the President of Greece. Just before doing so he gave a 15 minute message to the population that was also broadcast by many press agencies around the world. In accordance with the relevant articles of the… »

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