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.
New Democracy counters SYRIZA's offensive, unveils renewal effortPoliticsGreek Politics
After the government’s charm offensive in the wake of the Prespes Agreement, centred on the increase to the minimum wage and the bond issue, New Democracy is attempting to wrestle back the initiative as it begins to announce its list of candidates for the next elections.
Name deal approved as Tsipras and Mitsotakis look ahead to political impactPoliticsGreek Politics
The Prespes Agreement, which aims to settle an almost 30-year dispute between Athens and Skopje by leading to Greece’s neighbour to change its name to North Macedonia, was approved by Greek Parliament on Friday.
Tsipras set to secure support for name deal after delay to votePoliticsGreek Politics
The vote on the Prespes Agreement is due to take place at around 14.30 on Friday after extra time was allowed on Thursday because of the high number of MPs who had asked to speak during the debate.
MPs prepare to vote on name deal, although delays are possiblePoliticsGreek Politics
The debate on the Prespes Agreement began in Greek Parliament on Wednesday, with New Democracy pondering whether to delay the procedure by submitting a censure motion.
To Potami expected to provide clinching votes in vote on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras appears to be on course to secure a clear majority in Parliament for the Prespes Agreement as at least some MPs from centrist To Potami are poised to vote in favour of the deal.
Tsipras wins confidence vote, has to repeat trick in ballot on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras clinched the 151 votes he was looking for in the confidence vote held in Greek Parliament late on Wednesday and now faces the challenge of repeating the trick in the upcoming vote on the Macedonia name deal.
Novartis affair moves back to political centre stage as accusations flyPoliticsGreek Politics
The Novartis affair is well and truly back on the political centre stage in Greece, with accusations being traded regarding interference in the judicial system and the rule of law being compromised.
Encouragement for Tsipras ahead of key vote on name dealPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s hopes of securing the five extra votes he needs in Parliament to pass the Prespes Agreement received a boost over Christmas ahead of what is shaping up to be a defining moment for his government.