SYRIZA gears up for looming elections as poll gap narrowsPoliticsGreek Politics
Perhaps encouraged by an apparent narrowing of the ratings gap between New Democracy and SYRIZA, the main opposition party is gearing up for the upcoming election campaign.
Opposition fails to make inroads in spyware hearing as denials continuePoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition parties have accused governing New Democracy of continuing to keep Parliament in the dark about key aspects of the surveillance affair, after a fresh hearing of the institutions and transparency committee failed to uncover any new information.
In full campaign mode, PM ventures forth to rally supportPoliticsGreek Politics
Now in complete election campaign mode, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is touring Greece to warn voters to disregard the criticism of his government and to back his New Democracy party next year if they want the country to progress and not regress.
Speculation over polls heats up as parties battle over cost-of-living measuresPoliticsGreek Politics
Despite insistence on the part of the government that elections are not at the forefront of the PM’s mind, there has been renewed speculation over the timing of polls in the new year.
ND hangs on to lead but decisive election victory hangs in balancePoliticsGreek Politics
Despite growing public concern about the worsening cost-of-living crisis, opposition parties are failing to make any headway against New Democracy and PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with the governing party continuing to enjoy the greatest confidence among voters.
PM voices concerns about tricky first ballot in next year's electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has underlined to his party the importance of New Democracy ensuring it performs well in the first of what could be at least two national elections next year.
Surveillance affair snowballs as opposition makes new spyware claimPoliticsGreek Politics
The phone tapping scandal took another twist on Friday, when a SYRIZA MP claimed that he, too, had been targeted by the Predator spyware, fuelling an already very tense atmosphere between the government and the opposition, epitomised by MPs walking out of the parliamentary inquiry.
Inquiry into surveillance scandal begins as ND feeds speculation about change to election lawPoliticsGreek Politics
The parliamentary inquiry into the wiretapping scandal is due to get underway on Wednesday in a tense political atmosphere and with main opposition party SYRIZA believing that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis might try to duck his responsibility by making a quick change to the electoral law and calling snap elections.
Unveiling of relief package imminent as electoral law speculation is revivedPoliticsGreek Politics
The countdown to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announcing his government’s latest relief package, one it hopes will shift attention away from the phone-tapping scandal, begins in earnest this week.
Mitsotakis insists on no early elections, accusing opposition of sowing divisionPoliticsGreek Politics
The ongoing speculation about early elections took another twist on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis repeatedly asserted in Parliament that he intended to exhaust his term in office.