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.
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.
SYRIZA tries to build on "positive" measures but polls yet to register bouncePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suggested on Wednesday that the government may adopt more expansionary measures later this year as Parliament adopted the latest package of so-called positive interventions.
Tsipras claims EU vote will be close as SYRIZA looks for boost from relief measuresPoliticsGreek Politics
MPs are due to vote on Tuesday evening for the package of “positive measures” submitted to Parliament on Monday by the government, which hopes that the relief measures will provide SYRIZA with a boost ahead of the May 26 European and local elections.
Tsipras, Mitsotakis tone down personal attacks but intensify clash over policiesPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was in no mood to give Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras any respite after he got through another confidence vote on Friday.
Confidence vote due amid toxic atmosphere, narrowing of opposition poll leadPoliticsGreek Politics
The confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to take place late on Friday after the conclusion of a three-day debate that has poisoned the atmosphere in Greek politics further as tensions rise ahead of the European and local elections on May 26.
Tsipras, Mitsotakis cast gloves aside as pre-election fight gets personalPoliticsGreek Politics
The political battle ahead of the European and local election on May 26 has taken a bitter, personal twist as SYRIZA and New Democracy fight it out for the support of voters.
Tsipras tries to entice voters with VAT cuts and pension bonusesPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference the package of fiscal expansionary measures that the government has been planning for the last few months, hoping that this will sway voters ahead of the May 26 European and local elections, as well as the national vote later this year.