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.
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 heads north to rally voters ahead of tough winterPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s visit to northern Greece on Tuesday was reportedly of several that he plans to make to this part of the country, which is seen as a key part of New Democracy’s campaign to win re-election next year.
Big two parties strengthen grip on voters, but dominance remains elusivePoliticsGreek Politics
More polls conducted in the past week confirm the resurgence of Greece’s two main political parties at the expense of smaller players, as the effect of the surveillance scandal appears to have dissipated with the return to regular political business.
ND moves to discredit SYRIZA programme, muses over far-right alliancePoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras has been accused of making empty promises, as government figures react to the SYRIZA programme presented over the weekend. A row has erupted over the costing of the opposition’s pledges, as New Democracy warns that spending excesses under SYRIZA will bring a return to bailouts.
Strike acts as focal point for cost-of-living frustration despite higher energy subsidiesPoliticsGreek Politics
The first general strike during the current cost-of-living crisis was held on Wednesday, piling more pressure on the government, which potentially faces a renewed political threat from the formation of new right-wing movement by an ousted New Democracy MP.
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.
Ousting of govt MP brings to fore leadership unease, angst over far rightPoliticsGreek Politics
After a string of incidents involving controversial MP Konstantinos Bogdanos, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ousted the deputy from New Democracy’s parliamentary group, reducing the government’s majority to a still-comfortable seven seats.