PM hails uptake of food voucher scheme amid growing evidence of hardshipPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy continues to roll out support measures in the run-up to spring elections, with the launch of the so-called “Market Pass” hailed by the prime minister as the latest in a string of government initiatives to tackle the cost-of-living crisis.
Polls indicated support for two main parties growing as start of elections marathon loomsPoliticsGreek Politics
It is widely believed that there are just two weeks of parliamentary activity left before the House is dissolved so that elections can be held on April 9, prompting an ever-growing focus on what opinion polls suggest is likely to happen in the coming weeks.
Machinations intensify as announcement of election date approachesPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek media appears convinced that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is set to call elections for April 9 as a number of factors point to the countdown to polling day already having started.
Tsipras stakes claim for election win despite discouraging poll dataPoliticsGreek Politics
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis steps up his efforts to woo voters ahead of the elections, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has insisted that a government can be formed after the first vote, negating the need for a second ballot where the winning party would be boosted by a 50-seat bonus.
PM announces more voter-friendly measures ahead of pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
The date of the general election has not yet been confirmed but there is no doubt that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his New Democracy party have already begun preparing for the contest by going through the well-worn playbook for pre-election policies.
Mitsotakis sets out to shore up support ahead of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
As the elections approach, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is seeking to ensure that his ruling New Democracy party is not at odds with any significant section of the electorate.
Vexed SYRIZA abstains from vote on election bansPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek Parliament voted, amid some acrimony, late on Wednesday night to allow the Supreme Court to ban parties that are led by convicted criminals and which represent a threat to democracy from taking part in the country’s elections.
PM sees stance on defence issues as vote winner for NDPoliticsGreek Politics
Parliament is due to vote this Wednesday on legislation that would ban the far-right Ellines party from taking part in this year’s elections, which SYRIZA feels Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to turn into a contest about each party’s patriotism.
ND warns of fiscal risk from SYRIZA pledges as Tsipras takes heart from Cyprus pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy has been picking apart SYRIZA’s economic programme, accusing the left-wing opposition of making promises it can’t deliver and risking fiscal derailment in the process.
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.