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PASOK stakes coalition survival on voters’ fear of uncertainty
With no traction in opinion polls and concern growing within the party about how to handle the post-May 25 fallout, PASOK has gambled on Greeks’ uncertainty about the future by warning that a poor European Parliament election result for the centre-left Olive Tree alliance could bring down the government.
By uttering the simple phrase: “Without us there is no government,” PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos attempted on Tuesday to up the stakes for the May 25 poll. SYRIZA has already called the European vote a referendum on the coalition but Venizelos is th...
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