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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.

Social Contract leader Louka Katseli outlines party’s policy

11:09 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

“The Social Contract party is more than ready for the elections and aspires to cause a major upset blocking the ‘one-way street’ of austerity, recession and unemployment and promote a reconstruction plan that will lead the country out of the crisis,”

Publisher arrested for court order violation; parties charge press freedom attack

13:26 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Liatsos, the publisher of the weekly periodical "Friday 13", was arrested following a lawsuit filed against him by Elena Tzouli, the wife of MP Panos Kammenos, who recently formed his own political party after quitting New Democracy.

Thirty-two parties to contest elections

10:01 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

A total of 32 parties, coalitions and individual candidates will contest the May 6 general election, following their approval by the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) on Thursday.

Venizelos targets business environment

09:58 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The markets' perception on Greece and the Greek banks will change now that it will begin to appear that the Greek debt is sustainable, Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos said on Thursday during a meeting at the party's downtown Athens headquarters with the heads of small and medium

Samaras promises hard line on crime

10:00 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras unveiled his party's platform on society, the institutions and citizens' security on Thursday, calling for change of the country's model of governance.

SYRIZA party calls for replacement of ministers

10:06 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) in an announcement calls for the replacement of the Citizen's Protection, Interior, Justice and State ministers, as is customary in every general election.

Greece to cut election spending by 20 percent

10:11 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

The May 6 vote will cost more than 60 million euros, according to initial estimates by the country’s Interior Ministry. Greece’s Supreme Court will announce Wednesday those parties taking part in the election.

PASOK, ND unveil state deputy tickets

10:12 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Olympic medalist in weightlifting Pyrros Dimas, former minister and PASOK spokesperson Fofi Gennimata and PASOK political council member Nikos Androulakis will head PASOK's state deputy ticket, unveiled on Tuesday and comprising 12 candidates.

Venizelos unveils platform on governance

10:13 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos proposed an overall revision of the Constitution, the first phase of which could be completed by the parliament to arise from the May 6 general elections, in a televised address on Wednesday during which he presented his party's platform on

Former PM Karamanlis stands by Samaras

10:09 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Former prime minister Costas Karamanlis broke a lengthy and 'audible' political silence on Tuesday to speak in support of his successor at the helm of the New Democracy party Antonis Samaras, stressing the need to strengthen the ND party as a condition for political and governmental

No deal with New Democracy, Venizelos states

10:07 10:08 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos on Tuesday denied that his party and main opposition New Democracy had already struck a deal for cooperation after the elections, regardless of the election outcome.

Independent Greeks not to cooperate with PASOK, ND

10:10 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

Kammenos, proposed the re-nationalization of the Bank of Greece and the establishment of a new Greek investment bank to protect Greek state properties from the country's creditors, as part of his economic proposals.

Memorandum or not - False dilemmas in Greek elections

12:51 | broj komentara 0 | Pioneer-Investors.com

In our view what will be completely absent from the next Greek elections would be hope. In lack of any reliable program to overcome the crisis the parties will play on the basic axial mode of confrontation between those who accept the agreements signed with the lenders and try

Thirty-six parties apply to contest elections

10:36 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

The applications will now be considered by the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos), which is expected to rule on which parties will make the ballot by April 25. In 2009, five of the 29 applications from parties were rejected.

Samaras sets out New Democracy's economic agenda

10:38 10:39 | broj komentara 0 | ekathimerini.com

Greece's conservative New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras gestures as he gives a pre-election speech at the Zapeion Hall in Athens on Sunday.

ND/Pasok could get majority, final polls suggest

04:56 | broj komentara 0 | Athensnews.gr

Published on the last day that political opinion polls can be published, three polls on Friday all suggest that May 6 election will produce a ten-party parliament, which hasn't happened since the 1950 general election.

Venizelos TV interview on election issues

13:54 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos said that the three main issues of the May 6 general elections are how the Memorandum is being administered, how all the other major issues are being dealt with, and how the country will be governed, in a television interview on private MEGA

Poll sees 10-party parliament

11:34 11:35 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The poll, conducted by MARC and presented on private television on Tuesday night, indicated that New Democracy (ND) amassed 22.3 percent of the voter intent among the respondents and 110 seats in the 300-member parliament, with PASOK coming in second with 17.8 percent and 48 seats.

Samaras outlines ND's five elections targets

12:05 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

"Greece can and will succeed" was the main slogan of New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Tuesday during his address to the first meeting of ND's Election Committee where he presented ND's main policy lines with which the party will "seek a clear mandate

'Independent Greeks' and 'Citizens Chariot' cooperation in elections

12:07 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The political party "Citizens Chariot" headed by former PASOK MP Yiannis Dimaras has decided to cooperate with the "Independent Greeks" party, headed by former New Democracy MP Panos Kammenos, in the elections, it was announced on Tuesday.

Predicted election trends hold in latest polls

08:50 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Political party leaders are gearing themselves for the May 6 elections, while the election campaign virtually begins on Tuesday after Easter.

Pasok and New Democracy cross swords over Barroso letter

08:49 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Pasok party leader Evangelos Venizelos addressed a letter on Monday to European Commission president Manuel Barroso, calling his attention to a number of crucial Greek issues, in light of the announcement of the European Commission’s package of growth initiatives this

Coalition government best solution for Greece, poll shows

09:45 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

The popularity of the two major political parties in Greece combined is just over 33 percent, according to an opinion poll conducted by MRB polling company published in Real News daily on Friday.

Majority of citizens prefer coalition government, poll shows

12:47 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

A new opinion poll conducted by the Public Issue company and publicised by the Sky television channel shows fluidity on the political scene and anticipates a decrease in the influence of the two mainstream parties and the fragmentation of the choices of citizens, whose majority

Greek PM Papademos "I am sure that as a society we shall invest in creation"

12:45 | broj komentara 0 | AMNA

Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, in a televised message to the Greek people on Wednesday following the dissolution of Parliament and the calling of general elections on May 6, stressed his conviction that the Greek citizens will not vote with their gaze on the past, but for the

Greek PM calls snap election

20:04 | broj komentara 0 | Emg.rs, AMNA, Kathimerini

Prime Minister Lucas Papademos told his Cabinet on Wednesday afternoon that his interim government had achieved its goal of pushing through economic reforms demanded by foreign creditors and that he would seek the approval of President Karolos Papoulias to dissolve Parliament

Samaras rejects compromise of coalition after elections

07:40 | broj komentara 0 | Kathimerini.gr

In what was essentially his first election campaign speech, New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras rejected the idea of forming a coalition government with PASOK after the polls as new surveys showed a rise in support for the conservatives, who remain far short of the backing they


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