Rise of fringe party complicates election arithmeticPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid a deepening constitutional dispute related to the surveillance scandal, a new opinion poll has given the ruling New Democracy party even more cause for concern ahead of this year’s elections.
Opposition irate over watchdog briefing as govt hints at "rogue network" behind surveillancePoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition MPs stormed out of a meeting of the parliamentary committee handling the surveillance affair over what they claim is a concerted attempt by the government to cover up a politically motivated spying operation on domestic targets including journalists, politicians and other public figures.
ND's lead narrows but PM's election hopes still alivePoliticsGreek Politics
In its first survey of the year for Alpha TV, Alco indicated that support for New Democracy has edged back up after dipping towards the end of 2022. According to the opinion poll, 31 pct of respondents say they intend to back the conservatives, up from 30.3 pct in the previous sounding.
New Democracy moves to corral far-right vote, as PM braces for more surveillance evidencePoliticsGreek Politics
The ambivalent stance adopted by the leadership of New Democracy to the funeral of the former king Constantine has been attacked by opposition parties who see it as a play for the far-right vote, an impression amplified by the government’s plan to block an offshoot of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party from participating in the upcoming elections.
Military chief caught in wiretapping affair's sights, prompting strong ND responsePoliticsGreek Politics
In line with the pattern of recent months, the week began with the government and SYRIZA arguing over an aspect of the surveillance scandal, this time concerning the chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Konstantinos Floros.
ND turns tables on SYRIZA over sleaze, tweaks stance on ex-king's funeralPoliticsGreek Politics
Just hours after deciding that ex-King Constantine II would be buried without any state honours, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was forced to soften his position slightly amid a backlash from the right wing of his party and some conservative commentators.
Constitutional row follows political storm over prosecutor's intervention in surveillance probePoliticsGreek Politics
In the latest twist in the surveillance affair, a controversial opinion by Greece's top prosecutor has come under sustained attack by opposition parties and constitutional experts.
Row over independent probe into surveillance affair threatens to boil overPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is facing a mounting constitutional dispute that is related to the surveillance scandal, an issue that New Democracy has been trying to put to bed ahead of the elections later this year.
Government in firefighting mode as opposition seizes on sleaze and shortagesPoliticsGreek Politics
The start of the parliamentary season finds the government fighting fires on several fronts, while denying accusations from the opposition that it is exploiting sensitive issues for political gain on the road to elections.
Election date seen hanging in balance as PM weighs pros and consPoliticsGreek Politics
Until Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announces the date of the elections this year, speculation will only intensify about the day on which Greeks will head to the polls, with a number of factors weighing on the PM’s decision.