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.
ND turns sights on public servants as train crash prompts drop in ratings
The government is searching for a new line of defence to protect it from the political impact of the Tempe rail crash after another demonstration in Athens on Sunday and the publication of a second poll suggesting there has been a notable drop in support for New Democracy.
Tragedies bring period of calm in Greek-Turkish relations
Two tragic events in Turkey and Greece have paved the way for a period of calm between the two countries and a change in the atmosphere in bilateral relations.
ND suffers ratings blow after train crash, hopes time is on its side
The first opinion poll since last week’s deadly train crash suggests that support for New Democracy has declined, raising questions about whether the ruling centre-right party can win an outright majority in the upcoming elections, even after being awarded a 50-seat bonus in a second vote.
ND prepares for opinion poll hit after crash protests, shaky communications
Wednesday’s mass demonstrations across Greece suggest that New Democracy can expect to see a hit to its poll ratings as the aftermath of the deadly rail accident at Tempe continues to unfold.
Minister pledges swift resolution as public anger over rail crash mounts
Greece’s newly appointed Transport Minister outlined the government’s immediate response to the deadly train collision at Temple in a press conference on Wednesday, on the same day as unions called a nationwide protest demanding action on safety.
Govt looks to contain political fallout from crash, prepares change to poll plans
As more details emerge regarding the Tempe train crash and the political row over any responsibility for the disaster becomes more intense, the prospects of elections being held on April 9, as had been assumed over the past few weeks, looks ever more distant.
PM forced to adjust line over deadly train crash amid public anger
In a sign that his government is coming under intense pressure over the Tempe train crash and that it did not calibrate its initial response to the tragedy correctly, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has apologised for the loss of life and the circumstances the collision occurred in.