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  • 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?

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    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

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    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.

  • Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] In clearest statement yet, Tsipras says he'd keep euro

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    SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has attempted to clear up any doubts – at least outside of the country – about whether he favours Greece remaining in the euro. Speaking at the University of Texas on Monday, he made it clear that he believes it would be more damaging for Greece to leave the single currency than to remain in the euro.

  • Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] SYRIZA MP asks: Just how will we find the money?

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    Critics have levelled the accusation at SYRIZA many times but the party’s veteran MP, Manolis Glezos, has broken new ground by being the first leftist lawmaker to express doubts about just where SYRIZA is going to find the money to fulfil its policy pledges.

  • Greek centre-left in search of new roots with own Olive Tree alliance

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    A potentially significant moment in Greece’s centre left, and perhaps Greek politics in general, is due to take place this week. The inaugural proclamation of a new centre left movement is due to be presented on Wednesday, with its authors hoping to replicate Italy’s Olive Tree alliance, founded under the leadership of Romano Prodi in 1995.

  • Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com] Samaras ratchets up tension in clash with SYRIZA over violence

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    Tension has seeped through Greek politics in the wake of the Golden Dawn arrests but Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appears to have decided to play on this polarisation. On Friday, he launched a new attack on unidentified opposition parties, which he accused of not providing a blanket condemnation of violence.

  • Polls give New Democracy wafer-thin lead over SYRIZA

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    Two new opinion polls were made public late on Monday night. Both put New Democracy narrowly ahead of SYRIZA and had Golden Dawn as Greece’s third biggest party, reaffirming the figures that have been seen in the past few days from other surveys.

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