In search of majority, PM looks to bring back wavering votersPoliticsGreek Politics
Opinion polls suggest that the upcoming elections, which most observers expect to be held on May 21, will result in a deadlock but Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hopes that they could act a springboard for New Democracy to secure an outright majority in a second ballot a few weeks later, possibly on July 2.
Complexities of post-election cooperation laid barePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy has rejected the suggestion that should it not gain an outright majority, PASOK will be able to determine who will be Prime Minister if the centre-left party teams up with the ruling conservatives to form a coalition.
PASOK's Androulakis eyes kingmaker role as margin between main players shrinksPoliticsGreek Politics
With opinion polls showing no clear winner in the upcoming elections, the leader of Greece’s third largest political party set out his terms lending support in a potential coalition government.
Industrial turnover rises 17.7 pct YoY in Jan, but falls sharply MoM at home and abroadEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s industrial turnover remained strong in January, rising by 17.7 percent year-on-year (YoY), from 16.6 percent in December, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Monday.
New Democracy pins hopes on minimum wage hike to reverse poll lossesPoliticsGreek Politics
The New Democracy government has unveiled an inflation-busting minimum wage hike a day after the latest wave strikes and protests over the rail accident at Tempe brought towns and cities across the country to a standstill.
Tsipras tries to keep spotlight on ND, talks up election chancesPoliticsGreek Politics
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 spotlightPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
ND turns sights on public servants as train crash prompts drop in ratingsPoliticsGreek Politics
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.
ND suffers ratings blow after train crash, hopes time is on its sidePoliticsGreek Politics
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.
Govt looks to contain political fallout from crash, prepares change to poll plansPoliticsGreek Politics
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.