ND, SYRIZA put squeeze on KINAL as centre-left party's poll rise continuesPoliticsGreek Politics
Following its recent impressive rise in the opinion polls, centre-left KINAL finds itself at the centre of political machinations as both New Democracy and SYRIZA attempt to impede its advance, which has created doubt about when the next elections will be held and what kind of government might emerge following the vote.
ND sets sights on pegging back KINAL following sudden risePoliticsGreek Politics
It has become evident over the past few days that New Democracy is ramping up the pressure on KINAL as the centre-left party has once again become a relevant player on the Greek political scene.
Mitsotakis unveils property tax reduction, searches for pre-election narrativePoliticsGreek Politics
After taking a battering over the past few days due to the problems caused by the Elpis snowstorm and the extra political pressure caused by Sunday’s no confidence vote, the government launched on Wednesday its attempt to break out of what it sees as a damaging war of attrition with its political opponents.
Support for ND continues to erode even as alternative remains elusivePoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s New Democracy is holding onto a double-digit lead more than half-way into its term in government, but the latest polls offer several reasons for concern for the conservative party.
ND and SYRIZA exchange broadsides, KINAL catches some flakPoliticsGreek Politics
The government breezed through Sunday’s no confidence vote, as expected, following a three-day parliamentary debate that left Greek voters none the wiser about what went wrong in the response to the recent Elpis snowstorm, which was the starting point for SYRIZA tabling a censure motion last week.
Parties hone strategies ahead of confidence votePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has attempted to raise the political stakes following this week’s snowstorm by triggering a confidence vote in Parliament on Sunday, but the government believes that it is just a move of desperation from opposition leader Alexis Tsipras because he sees support increasing for third party KINAL.
SYRIZA calls for vote of no confidence, as PM's apology over storm chaos fails to chimePoliticsGreek Politics
The fallout from snowstorm “Elpida” continues to unfold, as PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s offer of an apology for the mishandling has been followed by a call for a vote of no confidence in the government by SYRIZA.
Mitsotakis tries to dig way out of snowstorm falloutPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is mounting an operational and communications effort to counter the growing criticism it is receiving for the apparent lack of preparedness in meeting the Elpida (Hope) snowstorm that reached Athens on Monday and left numerous problems in its wake.
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.
Covid spike forces change in govt plans, eclipsing deal with banks for rollout of RRF loansPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece recorded a record number of new Covid infections on Tuesday, forcing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to cut short a brief holiday in Epirus and the government to bring forward restrictions that were due to come into force on January 3.