Mitsotakis targets undecided, young voters as he banks on anger to end SYRIZA's reignPoliticsGreek Politics
Speaking to his party’s MPs on Thursday, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mistotakis urged voters who are disgruntled with SYRIZA to use the European Parliament and local elections due on May 26 as an opportunity to vent their anger against the left-wing party.
Tsipras hammers out dividing lines, trumpets battle with 'elite'PoliticsGreek Politics
Insisting that national elections will be held in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has attempted to rally his MPs and hammer out the dividing lines between SYRIZA and New Democracy before the first encounter at the polls between the parties.
SYRIZA sets out strategy for European vote with eye on general electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Speculation about the national vote has been overshadowed this week by the parties’ preparations for the European Parliament elections on May 26.
Tsipras prepares line-up for European elections as Mitsotakis tries to woo investorsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras is expected to name on Tuesday or Wednesday the first 10-15 names on SYRIZA’s list of candidates for the European Parliament elections, perhaps giving an indication of how much of a fight the leftists plan to put up and what this might mean for the national vote.
Primary surplus targets become part of main political agenda ahead of electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The issue of Greece’s primary surplus targets has come back into the country’s political debate after New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis renewed his vow to try to lower the fiscal goals if he comes to power.
SYRIZA and ND battle over centre ground with different methods, aimsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA and New Democracy are both trying to make an impression on voters that would position themselves on the centre or centre-left of the political spectrum, although the methods being used by two parties are different.
Minister's actions put PM on the spot as politicians' loans stir controversyPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is facing fresh accusations of interfering in Greece’s institutions after Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis apparently recorded a telephone conversation with Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras and published the supposed transcript of their conversation.
Gains and losses for all sides from vote on constitutional changesPoliticsGreek Politics
Thursday’s vote on the proposals put forward by the government and the opposition for changes to the Greek Constitution proved to be a mixed bag for SYRIZA and New Democracy.
SYRIZA and ND shadow box over next presidential electionPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy denied on Thursday that it has any plans to propose former socialist prime minister Kostas Simitis or ex-PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos as future presidential candidates amid a clash with SYRIZA over how to decouple the appointment of the next head of state from possible snap elections.
SYRIZA's move to aid small parties puts spotlight on Kammenos leveragePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has indicated that it is willing to do a favour to its former coalition partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL), whose parliamentary group is close to the point of no longer being recognised.