Tsipras tries to keep spotlight on ND, talks up election chancesPoliticsGreek Politics
The pressure on the government over the Tempe train crash continues to mount as New Democracy faces a second widespread strike over the railway collision and SYRIZA tries to fend off its attempts to deflect some of the blame for the accident, which claimed 57 lives.
Sensing weakened government, opposition pushes back against blame-sharing for rail accidentPoliticsGreek Politics
The continuing expressions of public anger sparked by the deadly train collision in central Greece almost two weeks ago have given the opposition the upper hand as New Democracy struggles to maintain a consistent line against its falling popularity ratings.
Moment of reckoning for SYRIZA as firebrand MP threatened with deselectionPoliticsGreek Politics
The falling out between SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and one of his party’s most high-profile MPs, Cretan parliamentarian Pavlos Polakis, spelled more turmoil for Greece’s main opposition party.
ND aiming to capitalise on conviction for leading ex-SYRIZA ministerPoliticsGreek Politics
The announcement of the election date could be just two weeks away and New Democracy will hope that SYRIZA’s electoral chances have been dealt a decisive blow after a special court reportedly convicted former leftist minister Nikos Pappas over the 2016 tender for broadcasting licences.
Polls indicated support for two main parties growing as start of elections marathon loomsPoliticsGreek Politics
It is widely believed that there are just two weeks of parliamentary activity left before the House is dissolved so that elections can be held on April 9, prompting an ever-growing focus on what opinion polls suggest is likely to happen in the coming weeks.
SYRIZA homes in on sleaze allegations while courting political centrePoliticsGreek Politics
With all signs pointing towards spring elections, the main opposition party SYRIZA continues to pursue allegations of corruption touching on governing New Democracy.
Tsipras stakes claim for election win despite discouraging poll dataPoliticsGreek Politics
As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis steps up his efforts to woo voters ahead of the elections, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has insisted that a government can be formed after the first vote, negating the need for a second ballot where the winning party would be boosted by a 50-seat bonus.
Vexed SYRIZA abstains from vote on election bansPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek Parliament voted, amid some acrimony, late on Wednesday night to allow the Supreme Court to ban parties that are led by convicted criminals and which represent a threat to democracy from taking part in the country’s elections.
PM sees stance on defence issues as vote winner for NDPoliticsGreek Politics
Parliament is due to vote this Wednesday on legislation that would ban the far-right Ellines party from taking part in this year’s elections, which SYRIZA feels Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to turn into a contest about each party’s patriotism.
ND warns of fiscal risk from SYRIZA pledges as Tsipras takes heart from Cyprus pollsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy has been picking apart SYRIZA’s economic programme, accusing the left-wing opposition of making promises it can’t deliver and risking fiscal derailment in the process.