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.
Top spots in judiciary spark new clash in build-up to snap electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
The government’s final cabinet meeting will possibly be held this Thursday, before snap elections are officially called on Monday, but a row has broken out about whether the SYRIZA administration will remain in power and if it should have the ability to appoint the country’s top judges before the July 7 elections.
SYRIZA seeks to recover from election shock, ND prepares for powerPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has begun the process of trying to heal the wounds from Sunday’s devastating election result and to work out how it can rally support for the general elections, which now appear likely to be held on July 7.
Tsipras bids to maintain unity after heavy defeat for SYRIZAPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy is on course for a victory over SYRIZA of around 9.5 points, one of the biggest in the history of the European Parliament vote and a result that puts immense pressure on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA ahead of snap general elections next month.
Tsipras calls snap elections after heavy defeat that puts ND on course for clear majorityPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called snap elections on Sunday after SYRIZA suffered a heavy defeat in the European Parliament elections, making it virtually impossible for him to hold on until the end of the government’s term in September.
Tsipras targets pensioners with final pledge as Mitsotakis woos undecided votersPoliticsGreek Politics
Party leaders are due to deliver on Friday the final campaign speeches before Sunday’s European and local elections in Greece as they make a final push to influence voters.
Leaders present voters with stark choices as campaign reaches climaxPoliticsGreek Politics
The campaign for the European and local elections is set to reach its climax on Friday, when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will deliver their final speeches amid mixed signals about the final result from the opinion polls.
Mitsotakis appeals to centre-ground voters in bid to score decisive victoryPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is spending the final days of the campaign before Sunday’s European Parliament elections trying to woo undecided and moderate voters in the hope that this will help clinch a decisive victory for his campaign.
Tsipras ramps up fiscal pledges as elections draw closerPoliticsGreek Politics
Even though his government has just adopted the latest package of fiscal expansionary measures, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is not holding back in pledging similar interventions before the general elections later this year.