ND aiming to capitalise on conviction for leading ex-SYRIZA ministerPoliticsGreek Politics
The announcement of the election date could be just two weeks away and New Democracy will hope that SYRIZA’s electoral chances have been dealt a decisive blow after a special court reportedly convicted former leftist minister Nikos Pappas over the 2016 tender for broadcasting licences.
Opposition vents over police corruption allegationsPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
ND views SYRIZA's Parliament walkout as a pre-election giftPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
Tsipras positions SYRIZA as defender of democratic institutions amid row over police corruptionPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has launched the party’s election campaign with a call for the defence of democratic values against what he describes as an abuse of power by New Democracy.
ND turns tables on SYRIZA over sleaze, tweaks stance on ex-king's funeralPoliticsGreek Politics
Just hours after deciding that ex-King Constantine II would be buried without any state honours, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was forced to soften his position slightly amid a backlash from the right wing of his party and some conservative commentators.
Election date seen hanging in balance as PM weighs pros and consPoliticsGreek Politics
Until Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces the date of the elections this year, speculation will only intensify about the day on which Greeks will head to the polls, with a number of factors weighing on the PM’s decision.
PM signals April elections as MP at centre of latest sleaze scandal resignsPoliticsGreek Politics
At the new year’s first cabinet meeting, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave the strongest signal yet that he does not plan to call elections before April.
Opposition hoping surveillance, cronyism scandals will bite NDPoliticsGreek Politics
As it looks ahead to this year’s elections, New Democracy continues to be dogged by fears that the longstanding surveillance affair as well as occasional scandals involving its MPs could affect public opinion and prevent the centre-right party from winning a majority or even returning to power.
ND paves way to spring elections with relief measures amid SYRIZA objectionsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy’s approach to dealing with the cost-of-living crisis continues to be questioned by the opposition. Wednesday’s vote over the latest measure, the so-called “Market Pass”, saw SYRIZA accusing the conservatives of duping the public and favouring powerful business interests.
ND tries to swerve fresh graft claims as EP scandals, phonetapping hang over budget debatePoliticsGreek Politics
The Qatargate scandal centred on PASOK MEP Eva Kaili may have given ruling New Democracy some respite from defending its administration against mounting evidence of a domestic spying operation, but an investigation by the EU prosecutor into one of its own parliamentarians in Brussels has once again upset the balance.