Goalposts shift as European elections near and SYRIZA cements leadPoliticsGreek Politics
A look at recent opinion polls would tell you that the Greek government is under pressure going into the local and European Parliament elections in May but New Democracy and PASOK’s anxiety is also evident from the fact that the two parties are altering the rules ahead of the European vote in the hope they will reap the rewards.
Preparations for local elections expose SYRIZA weaknessPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA stole a march on its political opponents recently by naming its candidates for May’s local elections ahead of rival parties but the move is threatening to backfire due to controversy over some of the appointments.
Polls turn in SYRIZA’s favour but also show that doubts persistsPoliticsGreek Politics
Two opinion polls on Sunday gave SYRIZA a lead over New Democracy, making it four surveys in a week that have placed the leftists in pole position with four months left until Greeks vote in local and European Parliament elections.
SYRIZA's bid to force elections by early 2015 will be a close-run thingPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pledged on Wednesday during his speech at the European Parliament that his government would see out its four-year term and general elections would not be held until 2016. SYRIZA, however, has different ideas.
New Democracy and SYRIZA on campaign footing but for how many elections?PoliticsGreek Politics
There was a marked rise this week in the intensity of the rhetoric from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, confirming that Greece has entered a pre-election phase. The only question is how many times Greeks will go to the ballot box this year.
PASOK unites forces with Greek "Olive Tree" for EP elections but will it be enough?PoliticsGreek Politics
A fledgling centre left movement made up of personalities from several walks of life has decided to unite with PASOK at the European Parliament elections in May in a potentially significant move for Greek politics.
DIMAR faces struggle to survive in 2014, a year of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The New Year has at least two elections in store (local and European) for Greece, while the possibility of a third ballot (national) cannot be ruled out. In these circumstances, the role of Greece’s smaller parties – the ones that could act as future coalition partners – is crucial.
Coalition wins crucial votes but at a price as SYRIZA leads pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s fragile coalition survived two tense votes in Parliament on Saturday to close out a particularly challenging year but did so in the knowledge that the respite it can enjouy will be brief. A year that is likely to be even tougher lies ahead.
Polls give New Democracy wafer-thin lead over SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
Two new opinion polls were made public late on Monday night. Both put New Democracy narrowly ahead of SYRIZA and had Golden Dawn as Greece’s third biggest party, reaffirming the figures that have been seen in the past few days from other surveys.
Samaras and Venizelos rule out elections but can't be sure they won't happenPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s coalitions has decided against calling snap elections in the wake of Golden Dawn arrests over the weekend but it remains to be see whether it will be possible to avoid going to the polls altogether.