PM hails uptake of food voucher scheme amid growing evidence of hardship
New Democracy continues to roll out support measures in the run-up to spring elections, with the launch of the so-called “Market Pass” hailed by the prime minister as the latest in a string of government initiatives to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
Polls indicated support for two main parties growing as start of elections marathon looms
It is widely believed that there are just two weeks of parliamentary activity left before the House is dissolved so that elections can be held on April 9, prompting an ever-growing focus on what opinion polls suggest is likely to happen in the coming weeks.
SYRIZA homes in on sleaze allegations while courting political centre
With all signs pointing towards spring elections, the main opposition party SYRIZA continues to pursue allegations of corruption touching on governing New Democracy.
Machinations intensify as announcement of election date approaches
The Greek media appears convinced that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is set to call elections for April 9 as a number of factors point to the countdown to polling day already having started.
Androulakis attacks PM over rule of law, but PASOK's dilemma remains
PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis took his case against the Greek government over the surveillance scandal to the European Parliament on Wednesday in the hope of putting pressure on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, although the centre-left politician has not been able to rid himself of questions about whether he might end up working with the man he accuses of spying on him.
Tsipras stakes claim for election win despite discouraging poll data
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis steps up his efforts to woo voters ahead of the elections, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has insisted that a government can be formed after the first vote, negating the need for a second ballot where the winning party would be boosted by a 50-seat bonus.
PM announces more voter-friendly measures ahead of polls
The date of the general election has not yet been confirmed but there is no doubt that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his New Democracy party have already begun preparing for the contest by going through the well-worn playbook for pre-election policies.
Mitsotakis sets out to shore up support ahead of elections
As the elections approach, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is seeking to ensure that his ruling New Democracy party is not at odds with any significant section of the electorate.
Opposition frets over foreclosure decision as ND casts net for new faces
According to reports on Friday, the Supreme Court has ruled that funds and servicers can trigger home foreclosures in Greece, settling a legal dispute that had put the process on hold but also sparking opposition criticism of the government for failing to step in to protect homeowners.
Vexed SYRIZA abstains from vote on election bans
The Greek Parliament voted, amid some acrimony, late on Wednesday night to allow the Supreme Court to ban parties that are led by convicted criminals and which represent a threat to democracy from taking part in the country’s elections.