No let-up in intensity of SYRIZA-New Democracy clash over name settlement
Political turbulence due to name deal creates election doubts
Coalition survives no-confidence vote over name deal but sees majority trimmed
Fallout from Macedonia name deal sparks turmoil for coalition and opposition
Mitsotakis calls for no-confidence vote, hoping to exert more pressure on coalition
Name settlement triggers intense political battle
First round of local elections leave Greek politics finely balanced
The initial impression (based on faulty exit polls) that Sunday’s local elections would be remembered only for unexpected SYRIZA victories proved wide of the mark.
The results of the first round of voting brought positives for the leftist party but also for New Democracy and PASOK, leaving things wide open for the following Sunday’s runoff votes and European Parliament elections.
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