In search of majority, PM looks to bring back wavering voters
Opinion polls suggest that the upcoming elections, which most observers expect to be held on May 21, will result in a deadlock but Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hopes that they could act a springboard for New Democracy to secure an outright majority in a second ballot a few weeks later, possibly on July 2.
Complexities of post-election cooperation laid bare
New Democracy has rejected the suggestion that should it not gain an outright majority, PASOK will be able to determine who will be Prime Minister if the centre-left party teams up with the ruling conservatives to form a coalition.
PASOK's Androulakis eyes kingmaker role as margin between main players shrinks
With opinion polls showing no clear winner in the upcoming elections, the leader of Greece’s third largest political party set out his terms lending support in a potential coalition government.
PM targets elections in May as polls show outcome is finely balanced
With his party continuing to experience a dip in the opinion polls, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis seems to have ended speculation that elections will take place at the end of the government’s four-year term, in early July.
ND poll losses reignite discussions of post-election coalition
Persistently negative poll figures in the aftermath of the deadly Tempe rail accident are forcing New Democracy officials to acknowledge the prospect of a coalition with one of the opposition parties after the upcoming elections.
Mitsotakis targets public sector malaise as MPs scrutinise railway safety
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is seeking to portray himself as the most suitable leader to make the changes necessary to overhaul the public administration so that failures like the ones that contributed to the fatal train crash at Tempe do not occur again.
New Democracy pins hopes on minimum wage hike to reverse poll losses
The New Democracy government has unveiled an inflation-busting minimum wage hike a day after the latest wave strikes and protests over the rail accident at Tempe brought towns and cities across the country to a standstill.
Tsipras tries to keep spotlight on ND, talks up election chances
The pressure on the government over the Tempe train crash continues to mount as New Democracy faces a second widespread strike over the railway collision and SYRIZA tries to fend off its attempts to deflect some of the blame for the accident, which claimed 57 lives.
ND's opinion poll decline thrusts PASOK back into spotlight
Another opinion poll indicating a substantial drop in support for New Democracy was published on Tuesday night as the role that could be played by centre-left PASOK in the upcoming elections comes under greater scrutiny.
Sensing weakened government, opposition pushes back against blame-sharing for rail accident
The continuing expressions of public anger sparked by the deadly train collision in central Greece almost two weeks ago have given the opposition the upper hand as New Democracy struggles to maintain a consistent line against its falling popularity ratings.