Mitsotakis makes direct play for PASOK voters as SYRIZA questions opinion pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy appears confident that winning over wavering centrist voters, rather than seeking a formal coalition with PASOK, is the tactic that will secure the party another term in government.
Buoyed by polls, Mitsotakis rejects option of coalition with PASOK after first electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
A week before Greeks vote in what is likely to be the first of at least two general elections this summer, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, perhaps buoyed by a seemingly strong position in the opinion polls, has dismissed the idea of forming a coalition with centre-left PASOK.
Tsipras seizes on PM's surveillance comments in last-ditch attempt to boost poll hopesPoliticsGreek Politics
A series of seemingly unguarded comments by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during a televised debate has rekindled opposition attacks over the government’s role in the surveillance of journalists and politicians.
Restrictive leaders' debate produces little to move election needlePoliticsGreek Politics
Wednesday night’s leaders’ debate did not seem to produce any surprises of the kind that could greatly affect the outcome of the May 21 elections, which New Democracy is on course to win, according to all opinion polls.
Leaders gear up for debate as ND maintains opinion poll leadPoliticsGreek Politics
The leaders of Greece’s parliamentary parties are preparing for the only televised debate that will take place before the May 21 elections, which New Democracy is still on course to win and, at least, prevent the opposition from being able to form the next government.
Tsipras appeals to PASOK over coalition, but ND appears to be in driving seatPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is stepping up his appeals to PASOK over a potential governing coalition, but opinion polls are suggesting that it is increasingly unlikely the left-wing party will be in a position to lead a majority government and that, instead, New Democracy is on course to return to power in one form or another.
Far-right party banned, possibly reducing threshold for election majorityPoliticsGreek Politics
The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to ban the far-right Ellines from taking part in the upcoming elections could have a significant impact on the possibility of a majority government being formed, particularly if there is a second vote.
Androulakis keeps coalition options open as polls suggest deadlock likely in first votePoliticsGreek Politics
PASOK leader Nikos Androulakis is trying to lay his claim to a role in the next government as yet another opinion poll published this week shows an uptick in support for the ruling New Democracy party ahead of the May 21 elections.
Mitsotakis asks voters for four more years to deliver high-wage, low-tax programmePoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy pledged more growth and investment in services, efficient government and stronger defence in a five-pillar plan laid out by leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Rise of smaller parties a barrier to decisive result in first electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Buoyed by another opinion poll showing that his party is starting to pick up support ahead of the May 21 elections, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to set out his policy agenda on Wednesday, informing voters of what they can expect if New Democracy is re-elected.