As SYRIZA looks towards centre, will New Democracy turn to its right?PoliticsGreek Politics
Greece’s parties are still digesting the results of the European Parliament and local elections but the first signs of the political strategies that New Democracy and SYRIZA will adopt over the months to come are beginning to emerge.
Elections results present fresh challenges for SYRIZA and New DemocracyPoliticsGreek Politics
The final results from Sunday’s European Parliament elections confirmed that SYRIZA gained a victory of 3.9 percentage points over New Democracy but the outcome of the ballot left both parties to think about in the weeks ahead.
New Democracy and SYRIZA neck and neck for EP vote but PASOK adriftPoliticsGreek Politics
Opinion polls over the last few days suggest that the result of the European Parliament elections in Greece on May 25 is still fairly finely balanced, with SYRIZA and New Democracy jostling for the lead but with PASOK struggling.
New Democracy and SYRIZA draw battle lines for European electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy and SYRIZA, the two parties that will contest first place in the European Parliament elections on May 25, have announced their candidates and set out their campaign strategies for the crucial electoral race.
New Democracy and SYRIZA on campaign footing but for how many elections?PoliticsGreek Politics
There was a marked rise this week in the intensity of the rhetoric from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, confirming that Greece has entered a pre-election phase. The only question is how many times Greeks will go to the ballot box this year.
Polls give New Democracy wafer-thin lead over SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
Two new opinion polls were made public late on Monday night. Both put New Democracy narrowly ahead of SYRIZA and had Golden Dawn as Greece’s third biggest party, reaffirming the figures that have been seen in the past few days from other surveys.
Is New Democracy really trying to ease political tension?PoliticsGreek Politics
Addressing the nation in the wake of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas's murder by a Golden Dawn member in September, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a message to citizens and political opponents: “This is not the time for internal disputes or tension,” he said. However, there are growing doubts about whether his own party, New Democracy, is heeding this advice.
Polls show Golden Dawn support dropping after murder, New Democracy profiting mostPoliticsGreek Politics
Two more opinion polls published this week have shown a drop in support for Golden Dawn, with New Democracy appearing to be the party that has profited most.