KINAL leader gains confidence as ND ratings wanePoliticsGreek Politics
Courted as a potential coalition partner by both left and right, KINAL leader Nikos Androulakis continues to hold his cards close to his chest regarding his intentions in the event of a close run at the next elections. Recent statements offer a somewhat clearer picture about the role he sees his party playing in the future Greek political landscape.
Mitsotakis sweeps aside election talk as ND continues to suffer in pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
For the second time in a week, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has flatly denied any plans to hold snap elections or to change the electoral law yet again after his New Democracy administration adopted a form of enhanced proportional representation (PR) after the next vote, which will be held under a pure form of PR.
Fallout from Ukraine war being fed into calculations about next general electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Comments by a government official appear to have doused expectations of snap elections before the summer, but speculation remains as lively as ever about an early vote later this year, possibly accompanied by another change to the electoral system.
IPI rise of 8.1 pct in Dec marks full year of growth, totalling nearly 10 pctEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) recorded another notable rise of 8.1 percent year-on-year (YoY) in December, from an upwards revised 8.4 percent annual increase in November, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data released on Thursday.
Mitsotakis targets inflation on path to elections in 2023PoliticsGreek Politics
The government appears to be focussing most of its efforts on addressing the impact of inflation, and therefore minimising any political impact it might have, as it believes that the threat from the pandemic is waning.
Opposition questions true scale of PM's handouts, as speculation grows about snap pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition parties have been picking holes in New Democracy’s economic programme, which Finance Minister Christos Staikouras detailed on Monday following the prime minister’s address at the Thessaloniki International Fair.
Loosening of restrictions on expat vote fails to secure Parliament's approvalPoliticsGreek Politics
A government-sponsored amendment to the electoral law aimed lifting the restrictions on Greek citizens voting remotely has failed to gather the 200 votes required in Parliament.
ND wrong-foots SYRIZA with call to lift expat vote restrictionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The expat vote has become the latest pretext for a flare-up between the New Democracy government and opposition SYRIZA, as a new bill proposes to open up remote voting to the Greek diaspora.
Protests and policing shake up political agenda as early election scenarios resurfacePoliticsGreek Politics
The controversy over growing protests and the reaction of the police continued over the three-day weekend which marked the start of Lent in Greece, prompting what seems increasingly like a strategic turning point for the country’s main political parties.
Overseas ballots in spotlight as govt accelerates voter enrolment campaignPoliticsGreek Politics
The subject of the overseas vote has emerged once again as a hot topic in Greece, after recent reports linked the planned enrolment campaign to New Democracy’s political strategy for the next elections.