Betting firms give their take on the outcome of Greek electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Ahead of the January 25 snap elections, betting companies operating in Greece have started offering odds on several events related to the upcoming polls.
Snap elections in Greece: The scenarios aheadPoliticsGreek Politics
The triggering of snap elections in Greece has prompted many to believe that a SYRIZA government is a foregone conclusion. However, a number of factors suggest that the road ahead will have far more twists and turns.
Leaders draw battle lines as Greece heads to snap polls on Jan 25PoliticsGreek Politics
Greece is heading to snap elections on January 25 after Parliament failed to elect a president in the third and final vote on Monday.
Final presidential vote likely to segue into snap elections for GreecePoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government goes into the final round of the presidential vote on Monday knowing it is unlikely that its candidate, Stavros Dimas, will be elected and that snap national elections will have to be called.
Greek PM offers no more incentives for presidential vote, braces for snap electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has decided not to increase the offer he made last Sunday in a bid to secure the election of Stavros Dimas as president in the third and final vote on Monday.
Greeks lose faith in coalition but don't trust SYRIZA, polls indicatePoliticsGreek Politics
Recent surveys have highlighted three clear trends in Greek public opinion: A slight majority in favour of avoiding snap elections, a closing of the gap between SYRIZA and New Democracy and a prevalent mistrust of both the government and the opposition.
Samaras softens stance on snap elections as decisive presidential vote loomsPoliticsGreek Politics
In one more tactical move before the critical final vote for president, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras softened his stance on Sunday, offering a deal to any parties or MPs that back his candidate Stavros Dimas and help avoid snap elections.
The possible scenarios for avoiding snap elections in GreecePoliticsGreek Politics
Wednesday’s presidential ballot, in which government candidate Stavros Dimas attracted just 160 votes, leaves the coalition with a huge amount of work to do by the final vote on December 29 if it is to have any chance of avoiding early election.
First vote for president leaves coalition with uphill task to avoid snap electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
A total of 160 MPs backed the government's presidential candidate, Stavros Dimas, on Wednesday, which was one vote less than the coalition's most conservative estimates. Another 135 voted "present" and five were absent.
Talk of negative impact from political risk sees tightening of Greek pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
The sense that Greece is in a full swing election campaign grew on Monday, as New Democracy and SYRIZA traded serious accusations, while Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras warned that political instability is undermining the local economy.