New Democracy fires back at Tsipras over corruption allegations
Change to date of local elections adds to expectations of May national vote
New Democracy gains MP as new effort to launch nationalist party announced
SYRIZA targets pensions boost as New Democracy builds on poll lead
Blueprint for election battle laid out in Parliament debate
Coalition back-and-forth over name deal belies election strategy
PM and SYRIZA deaf to calls for compromise over president so far
The prospect of some kind of last minute deal emerging to secure the election of a president and averting snap elections in Greece is looking slim at the moment despite a growing number of government MPs openly stating their support for a compromise solution.
In the wake of the government’s presidential candidate, Stavros Dimas, receiving just 160 votes in the first ballot on Wednesday, two trends have emerged within the coalition’s ranks.
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