ND makes move to stop far-right party from taking part in electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has tabled a legislative amendment aimed at banning former Golden Dawn MP and convicted criminal Ilias Kasidiaris from leading his party, which has shown signs of gaining support recently, into this year’s elections.
Rise of fringe party complicates election arithmeticPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid a deepening constitutional dispute related to the surveillance scandal, a new opinion poll has given the ruling New Democracy party even more cause for concern ahead of this year’s elections.
ND's lead narrows but PM's election hopes still alivePoliticsGreek Politics
In its first survey of the year for Alpha TV, Alco indicated that support for New Democracy has edged back up after dipping towards the end of 2022. According to the opinion poll, 31 pct of respondents say they intend to back the conservatives, up from 30.3 pct in the previous sounding.
New Democracy moves to corral far-right vote, as PM braces for more surveillance evidencePoliticsGreek Politics
The ambivalent stance adopted by the leadership of New Democracy to the funeral of the former king Constantine has been attacked by opposition parties who see it as a play for the far-right vote, an impression amplified by the government’s plan to block an offshoot of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party from participating in the upcoming elections.
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.
PM adds minimum wage hike to pre-election promises, with hints of more to comePoliticsGreek Politics
The turn of the year gave Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis an opportunity to reinforce the message that the government will continue to provide relief for hard-pressed households, as elections loom ever closer on the horizon.
Election speculation gathers steam while surveillance claims mountPoliticsGreek Politics
With political activities nominally on hold over the Christmas and New Year holidays, speculation over the possible date of elections continues, with the consensus now converging around Palm Sunday, April 9.
Tsipras on alert for snap elections, but Mitsotakis looks set to stay coursePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has suggested that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis could call snap elections early next year, several months before the government’s four-year term expires, but the chances of such a move appear slim for the time being.
Unemployment drops to 11.6 pct in Oct, lowest since 2010EconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate remained broadly stable in October, dropping to 11.6 percent, from an upwards revised 12 percent in September, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed on Thursday.