Parties' competing tax pledges come up against challenging reality
The government and opposition in Greece have started to unfold their manifestos in anticipation of national elections which are now scheduled for July 7.
SYRIZA unveils array of pledges to win over voters ahead of July 7 votePoliticsGreek Politics
Shortly after asking President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to dissolve Parliament and pave the way for snap election on July 7, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras presided over the unveiling of SYRIZA’s manifesto, which focuses on tax cuts and the creation of jobs with higher wages.
Tsipras to get election campaign underway as parties target middle class votersPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras is set to get the election campaign officially underway on Monday afternoon, with SYRIZA and New Democracy focussing most of their efforts on attracting support from Greece’s middle class.
Tsipras steps in to limit damage, Mitsotakis eyes tax cuts and fiscal targetsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA attempted on Friday to limit further damage to its image on Friday after complaints of efforts by government officials to appoint relatives to positions in Parliament before snap elections are officially called.
Tsipras tries to use Brussels warning to his political advantagePoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras attempted on Thursday to turn the latest criticism from Greece’s lenders to his political advantage as he continues to search for an edge over his rival, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Tsipras vows to cancel reduction of tax-free threshold as SYRIZA seeks way backPoliticsGreek Politics
In a last bid to outfox his political opponents, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Tuesday night that his government will table legislation this week to overturn the reduction to the tax-free threshold for incomes, which was due to be adopted next year.
Mitsotakis urges voters to give ND clear majority amid KINAL turmoilPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has made it clear that his main aim in the upcoming general elections is for his party to gain a clear majority and not have to contemplate entering a coalition with anyone else.
Strong showing in local elections for ND as it targets majority in national votePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy strengthened on Sunday its political comeback with several significant gains in the second round of local elections, while a new opinion poll suggested that the centre-right party is on course to win a clear majority in the national vote next month.
Clash over judiciary persists as second round of local elections nearsPoliticsGreek Politics
There was speculation on Friday that a cabinet meeting would result in the government moving ahead with lining up the appointments for top positions in the judiciary despite concern that the move runs counter to the constitution.
SYRIZA offers compromise over judicial dispute to prevent more turmoil before pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA is looking to defuse its row with New Democracy over the appointment of senior judicial officials after being accused of ignoring the constitution and trying to exercise influence over the judiciary.