SYRIZA stumbles again on way to May electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA landed itself in more hot water this week with its candidate choices for next month’s local and European Parliament elections, creating more doubt about the party’s credentials.
New Democracy and SYRIZA draw battle lines for European electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy and SYRIZA, the two parties that will contest first place in the European Parliament elections on May 25, have announced their candidates and set out their campaign strategies for the crucial electoral race.
DIMAR rules out coalition return but sees general elections on horizonPoliticsGreek Politics
Since June 2013, when it quit the coalition government, there has been regular speculation about the possibility of Democratic Left (DIMAR) returning to the administration. This option has been pushed firmly off the table, at least for now.
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.