ND shows signs of comeback as elections approachPoliticsGreek Politics
Just under a month ahead of national elections, opinion polls show New Democracy on the rebound from public outrage over the deadly Tempe rail crash which severely dented the conservatives’ re-election prospects.
ND quick out of blocks as election race gets underway officiallyPoliticsGreek Politics
The election campaign gets underway officially this week, after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis asked for Parliament to be dissolved ahead of the May 21 vote, and the ruling New Democracy party is hoping to build momentum towards an eventual result that would deliver an outright majority in Parliament.
SYRIZA's coalition options scrutinised as Tsipras remains focussed on first placePoliticsGreek Politics
The question of whether SYRIZA would be willing to lead a governing coalition if it does not win the May 21 elections is being scrutinised after seemingly contradictory remarks by the left-wing party’s officials.
On campaign trail, PM promises higher pay as SYRIZA wavers over MEP assault claimsPoliticsGreek Politics
Party leaders continued to tour the country outlining their election pledges ahead of what promises to be a close race in just over a month’s time.
Mitsotakis, Tsipras criss-cross Greece as support for main parties edges upPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras are continuing to criss-cross Greece in a bit to drum up support ahead of the May 21 elections as some voters seem to be moving towards the two main parties.
Party leaders back on road with rival election pledges after Easter breakPoliticsGreek Politics
Following a brief pause for the Easter holidays, Greece’s political parties are getting back into gear for the final month of campaigning before national elections.
Top judge's resignation over election law overshadows campaignsPoliticsGreek Politics
The political row prompted by the resignation of the Supreme Court vice president rumbles on, as the opposition has fixed on claims by the former judge that the government attempted to bribe him into disqualifying a far-right party from the upcoming elections.
SYRIZA sets sights on "progressive coalition" after first ballotPoliticsGreek Politics
The leader of Greece’s main opposition party says he is confident that he can pull together a coalition of “progressive cooperation” after just one round of voting under a proportional representation system.
Judicial row erupts over election legislation as poll points to ND recoveryPoliticsGreek Politics
As Greece enters Holy Week, ahead of the celebration of Christian Orthodox Easter this coming Sunday, the election campaign has been overshadowed by a fresh row over the government’s efforts to tinker with legislation aimed at preventing the far-right Ellines (Greeks) party from taking part in the upcoming ballot.
Leaders set out priorities, survey suggests many voters open to coalitionPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced what appears to be his last handout on the path to the May 21 elections, while his rival Alexis Tsipras focusses on creating a more friendly environment for homeowners should SYRIZA come to power.