Tsipras pitches SYRIZA election manifesto as basis for progressive coalition
The official launch of SYRIZA’s election programme was framed by leader Alexis Tsipras as an invitation to like-minded political forces to find common ground for long-term cooperation.
Far-right party banned, possibly reducing threshold for election majority
The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to ban the far-right Ellines from taking part in the upcoming elections could have a significant impact on the possibility of a majority government being formed, particularly if there is a second vote.
Parties focus May Day messages on contrasting employment claims
Campaign rallies taking place on May Day gave the main contenders in Greece’s upcoming parliamentary elections an opportunity to highlight their employment policies, with each claiming to have done more to advance the interests of working people.
Athens hoping Turkish election result leaves room for relations to continue improving
In less than two weeks, Turkish voters will go to the polls for what could be the most crucial elections in Greece’s neighbour for the last twenty years.
Greek position on Kosovo scrutinised after Council of Europe vote
Recent developments have put Greece’s position on Kosovo under the spotlight, although Athens insists that it has not changed its stance on the matter.
Androulakis keeps coalition options open as polls suggest deadlock likely in first vote
PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis is trying to lay his claim to a role in the next government as yet another opinion poll published this week shows an uptick in support for the ruling New Democracy party ahead of the May 21 elections.
Mitsotakis asks voters for four more years to deliver high-wage, low-tax programme
New Democracy pledged more growth and investment in services, efficient government and stronger defence in a five-pillar plan laid out by leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Rise of smaller parties a barrier to decisive result in first elections
Buoyed by another opinion poll showing that his party is starting to pick up support ahead of the May 21 elections, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to set out his policy agenda on Wednesday, informing voters of what they can expect if New Democracy is re-elected.
ND shows signs of comeback as elections approach
Just under a month ahead of national elections, opinion polls show New Democracy on the rebound from public outrage over the deadly Tempe rail crash which severely dented the conservatives’ re-election prospects.
ND quick out of blocks as election race gets underway officially
The election campaign gets underway officially this week, after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis asked for Parliament to be dissolved ahead of the May 21 vote, and the ruling New Democracy party is hoping to build momentum towards an eventual result that would deliver an outright majority in Parliament.