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Latest poll shows Syriza with 6pt lead

06:48 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, Athensnews.gr

On the last day that polls can be published, one gives Syriza at 31.5 percent and New Democracy at 25.5 percent

Polls flood in, providing mixed messages

07:07 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com/reuters

The outcome of an election next month, that may decide whether Greece remains in the euro was still uncertain on Wednesday after polls showed parties for and against a bailout neck-and-neck or very close to each another.

Tsipras repeats "pro-Euro" stance in 'Der Spiegel' interview

07:07 07:08 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA-EKM) party leader Alexis Tsipras stressed in an interview published by the German magazine "Der Spiegel" on Saturday that his party intended to everything in its power to keep Greece in the euro.

Bakoyannis officially re-joins New Democracy

08:37 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

Dora Bakoyannis officially announced her return to the New Democracy fold on Monday, in a joint press conference with New Democracy chief Antonis Samaras.

Caretaker Cabinet sworn in, to take Greece to new elections

08:21 | broj komentara 0 | Express.gr, AMNA

The new Caretaker Government, under prime minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos will lead Greece to new parliamentary elections in precisely one month, on June 17, was sworn into office on Thursday morning by Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece.

New polls draw reaction from political parties

08:19 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

Two opinion polls published in the newspapers Proto Thema and Real News show an upward trend for the New Democracy party and for Syriza, compared to the results of the May 6 elections, and marginal gains for Pasok too.

Samaras talks with Bakoyannis to join forces in elections

08:16 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras is holding talks with Democratic Alliance leader Dora Bakoyannis in order to form an alliance and go to elections united, sources told AMNA on Wednesday.

Council of State president slated for caretaker prime minister

06:44 07:31 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

New general elections will take place in Greece on June 17, with Council of State president Panagiotis Pikramenos as the caretaker prime minister, it was announced on Wednesday

Minutes from Monday party-leaders' meeting posted on Internet

10:51 10:52 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The minutes from Monday's meeting between New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis on Monday were posted on the Greek presidency's website.

Leaders to meet again at 13:00 Wednesday to set up caretaker gov't to take country to elections

10:46 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, Tanjug

The party leaders will meet again at 13:00 (11:00 GMT) on Wednesday to set up a caretaker government to take the country to elections.

Opinion poll puts SYRIZA in first place

04:37 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), which posted second in last Sunday's general elections behind New Democracy (ND), has taken the lead according to a Kapa Research opinion poll appearing in the weekend edition of To Vima newspaper.

Greece: Party leaders end first round of unity talks with president

20:17 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

The leaders of New Democracy, the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) and PASOK have concluded a meeting with President Karolos Papoulias aimed at forming a unity government.The talks lasted just under 90 minutes. None of the party leaders made any statement to journalists

Greek President to now attempt to form coalition government

07:13 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos on Saturday returned a mandate to form a government, after failing to come up with coalition partners, following a meeting with President Karolos Papoulias.

Venizelos eyes unity deal after agreement with Democratic Left

10:53 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos will hold talks on Friday with his counterparts at New Democracy and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) with the aim of agreeing on a framework for a unity government after Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis on Thursday backed the

Dem. Left leader proposes 'ecumenical' all-party government until 2014

10:44 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Meeting PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday, Democratic Left party leader Fotis Kouvelis said that he had proposed the formation of an ecumenical government with the participation of all parties, to stay in power until the EuroParliament elections in 2014 and seek to

Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce believes resorting to elections unavoidable

07:51 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce president Yiannos Grammatidis proposed as an exit new and immediate elections, under the spectrum of postelection developments, stating that he is concerned over what is happening.

Anti-bailout parties lack majority, Kammenos says

07:52 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

Greece’s anti-bailout parties do not have the necessary majority to form a government, the leader of the nationalist party Independent Greeks, Panos Kammenos, said on Wednesday following talks with the head of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) who has a mandate,

High-profile PASOK ministers, cadres, voted out of parliament

05:40 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Some of the most high-profile members of PASOK -- incumbent and former ministers and cadres -- were voted out of parliament in Sunday's general elections.

Papariga again rules out cooperation with SYRIZA

05:39 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Papariga called on members of her party but also working class voters to join in KKE's struggle in workplaces, neighbourhoods and places of learning and not be taken in by the "disguising" of the political system that would be attempted over the next months.

Greeks redraw political map

09:58 10:07 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs

Sunday's other big winner was Alexis Tsipras, the 38-year-old leader of the Radical Left Coalition, or Syriza, who saw his party poised for an unprecedented second place with 16.4 percent and 51 seats - the first time in nearly 40 years that any party other than New Democracy

First 'safe' estimate of election result at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, Singular Logic says

08:46 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The first "safe" estimate of Sunday's election result is not expected to emerge before 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night, according to the IT firm Singular Logic, which has been assigned the job of collecting and transmitting the results of voting throughout the country.

Gov't backs down on local authority staff election bonus, averting strike

08:47 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

In a joint ministerial decision on Thursday, Interior Minister Tassos Yiannitsis and Finance Minister Philippos Sahinidis have decided that 30,900 local authority staff will participate in the preparations for Sunday's general elections and receive an elections bonus, instead

IMF on standby in light of Sunday elections

08:48 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is on standby in light of Sunday's elections in Greece. An IMF representative again avoided on Thursday to state his position on the Greek elections, reiterating the position on the strict implementation of the loan contract and Greece's

ANSAmed: At least 10 parties in parliament, survey

12:27 | broj komentara 0 | ANSAmed

The consequence of the end of the two-party system in Greece is that the parliament that will result from the general elections of May 6 will almost certainly include ten parties, against the current five.

PM: Elections will judge Greece's future in coming decades

12:55 | broj komentara 0

The results of the upcoming general elections on Sunday will determine the future of the country in coming decades, its strategic orientation, not just which government will come to power, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos stressed while addressing the last cabinet meeting to be

Karamanlis repeats support for ND leader Samaras

12:56 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Former prime minister Costas Karamanlis on Wednesday again spoke in support of New Democracy (ND) and its leader Antonis Samaras, his successor.

Morgan Stanley says Greek election could make or brake euro

06:58 | broj komentara 0 | MIA

In his latest Sunday Start note, Morgan Stanley's Joachim Fels sees pretty huge stakes on the Greek election.

Tsipras: Target is to form Left government

06:48 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The goal of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA parliamentary alliance) is to receive an exploratory mandate and to subsequently form a Left government, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras said in an interview with AMNA.

New political parties thrive with cheap online campaigns

06:53 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

TV and radio stations are bound by rigid airtime quotas for each party during election campaigns, roughly based on their support at the last election in 2009 — making TV almost irrelevant for new parties.

Venizelos pledges no more taxes in June

11:07 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

No new taxes in June, no horizontal cuts to salaries and pensions, and a gradual lifting of a number of taxes were some of the promises PASOK president Evangelos Venizelos handed out on Saturday noon at the presentation of his party’s election program in Athens.


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