Greek Politics

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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos 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.

Photo by Manolis Tsafos/Fosphotos PM sees stance on defence issues as vote winner for ND

Parliament is due to vote this Wednesday on legislation that would ban the far-right Ellines party from taking part in this year’s elections, which SYRIZA feels Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to turn into a contest about each party’s patriotism.

Opposition vents over police corruption allegations

The start of a new week finds the government facing awkward questions again, although this time they are focussed more on alleged corruption within the police force than in connection to the surveillance scandal, which has been dogging New Democracy for months.

Photo by MacroPolis ND views SYRIZA's Parliament walkout as a pre-election gift

The government believes that SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has scored an own goal by pulling his party out of any further votes in Parliament until elections take place, although New Democracy is plagued by its own concerns in the form of allegations about corruption within the police force.

Photo by MacroPolis PM bats away surveillance claims, looks to final pre-election handouts

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who left Athens on Friday for an official visit to Japan, easily survived the no-confidence vote called by the opposition but SYRIZA is not intending to let the surveillance issue die down despite the New Democracy leader’s best efforts to turn the tables on Alexis Tsipras.

Photo by MacroPolis Transparency concerns emerge among voters as leaders clash over wiretapping

The debate that followed the censure motion tabled by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras this week is due to climax on Friday, when PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the opposition chief do battle over the surveillance scandal before MPs vote in a ballot that New Democracy is expected to win comfortably given its six-seat majority.

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