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  • New Democracy and SYRIZA on campaign footing but for how many elections?

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    There was a marked rise this week in the intensity of the rhetoric from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, confirming that Greece has entered a pre-election phase. The only question is how many times Greeks will go to the ballot box this year.

  • Photo by Harry van Versendaal Coalition wins crucial votes but at a price as SYRIZA leads polls

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    Greece’s fragile coalition survived two tense votes in Parliament on Saturday to close out a particularly challenging year but did so in the knowledge that the respite it can enjouy will be brief. A year that is likely to be even tougher lies ahead.

  • SYRIZA's left wing sticks to belief Greece should leave euro

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    The challenge SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras faces in balancing his effort to prepare his party for power while taming or satisfying its more radical elements has been emphasised again after the group’s left wing rekindled the debate about Greece leaving the euro.

  • Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Amid flare-up with PASOK, Tsipras makes plans to govern

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    SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has sparked a new war of words with PASOK after saying that Socialist MPs who quit their party would be welcomed by the leftists but the row has overshadowed his attempt to set out – albeit sketchily – what he might do in his first 100 days as prime minister, should he win the next elections.

  • Photo by Harry van Versendaal Is Democratic Left set to make a shock return to Greece's coalition?

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    When Democratic Left quit the coalition government in June, the possibility of the small centre-left party bridging its differences with New Democracy and PASOK seemed impossible. Suddenly, though, some kind of reconciliation does not appear to be out of the question.

  • Photo by Harry van Versendaal Scars for coalition, questions for SYRIZA after confidence vote

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    Greece’s two-party coalition survived a no-confidence vote early Monday, leaving opposition party SYRIZA, which submitted the censure motion, looking unprepared and testy. The government, meanwhile, suffered the embarrassment of one of its MPs voting for the motion.

  • SYRIZA to test coalition with censure motion but victory unlikely

    PoliticsGreek Politics

    Despite the contentious austerity policies the Greek government has implement since being elected in June 2012, its decision to shut down public broadcaster ERT has caused political waves like no other measure. This was underlined on Thursday, when SYRIZA submitted a censure motion to Parliament after riot police forced out the last ERT employees from the broadcaster's headquarters.

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