Tsipras tempted to ditch snap elections option and hold on until OctoberPoliticsGreek Politics
Although Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had lunch at his office on Saturday with some of SYRIZA’s candidates for the European Parliament elections, the media’s focus remains on the national vote and particularly the date it will be held.
Tsipras hammers out dividing lines, trumpets battle with 'elite'PoliticsGreek Politics
Insisting that national elections will be held in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has attempted to rally his MPs and hammer out the dividing lines between SYRIZA and New Democracy before the first encounter at the polls between the parties.
SYRIZA sets out strategy for European vote with eye on general electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Speculation about the national vote has been overshadowed this week by the parties’ preparations for the European Parliament elections on May 26.
Tsipras prepares line-up for European elections as Mitsotakis tries to woo investorsPoliticsGreek Politics
Alexis Tsipras is expected to name on Tuesday or Wednesday the first 10-15 names on SYRIZA’s list of candidates for the European Parliament elections, perhaps giving an indication of how much of a fight the leftists plan to put up and what this might mean for the national vote.
KINAL and To Potami snub Tsipras's call for progressives to pull togetherPoliticsGreek Politics
The fluctuations on the left-wing of the Greek political landscape ahead of the general elections later this year are prompting as much a rejection of SYRIZA’s call for cooperation as they are apparent willingness to listen.
Questions persist about timing of general electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy has called on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to clear up some of the basic parameters for the local and European Parliament elections in May, amid continuing speculation that the SYRIZA leader may also call snap general elections at the same time.
SYRIZA and ND battle over centre ground with different methods, aimsPoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA and New Democracy are both trying to make an impression on voters that would position themselves on the centre or centre-left of the political spectrum, although the methods being used by two parties are different.
ND keeps pressure on PM over minister as Tsakalotos muses on fiscal targetsPoliticsGreek Politics
A day after Alexis Tsipras attempted to put the furore surrounding Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis and his bank loans to bed, New Democracy revived the issue on Thursday and demanded an official response from the prime minister.
Tsipras advertises launch of rent subsidy scheme in latest voter-friendly initiativePoliticsGreek Politics
The government tried to leave the recent furore caused by the actions of Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis behind it on Wednesday by unveiling a rent subsidy scheme, another measure SYRIZA hopes will win votes in this year’s elections.
Minister's actions put PM on the spot as politicians' loans stir controversyPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is facing fresh accusations of interfering in Greece’s institutions after Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis apparently recorded a telephone conversation with Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras and published the supposed transcript of their conversation.