ND, SYRIZA put squeeze on KINAL as centre-left party's poll rise continuesPoliticsGreek Politics
Following its recent impressive rise in the opinion polls, centre-left KINAL finds itself at the centre of political machinations as both New Democracy and SYRIZA attempt to impede its advance, which has created doubt about when the next elections will be held and what kind of government might emerge following the vote.
ND and SYRIZA exchange broadsides, KINAL catches some flakPoliticsGreek Politics
The government breezed through Sunday’s no confidence vote, as expected, following a three-day parliamentary debate that left Greek voters none the wiser about what went wrong in the response to the recent Elpis snowstorm, which was the starting point for SYRIZA tabling a censure motion last week.
Parties hone strategies ahead of confidence votePoliticsGreek Politics
SYRIZA has attempted to raise the political stakes following this week’s snowstorm by triggering a confidence vote in Parliament on Sunday, but the government believes that it is just a move of desperation from opposition leader Alexis Tsipras because he sees support increasing for third party KINAL.
KINAL edges towards more central role in political developmentsPoliticsGreek Politics
Centre-left KINAL appears to be moving onto the centre stage of Greek politics and becoming a greater factor in the calculations taking place ahead of the next elections, as evidenced by comments made by SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras in a TV interview and the findings of a new opinion poll.
Questions over handling of rape case turn spotlight on policing and legacy of Greek #MeTooPoliticsGreek Politics
The handling of an alleged rape has prompted calls for justice and impartiality over concerns of a potential cover-up, while it has raised questions about progress in the government’s drive to tackle violent crime against women.
Government under fire for indecision on Covid measuresPoliticsGreek Politics
The government has put itself under more pressure, including criticism from friendly sources, because of prevaricating over what kind of measures to adopt in order to contain the pandemic.
PM seeks to leave ICU controversy behind as Tsipras ups stakes with snap election callPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to draw a line under the controversy surround the quality of care for Covid patients, but SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has decided to use the row over the availability of ICU units as a platform for a fresh offensive against the government.
Tsipras issues rare MP ouster, focusses on pinning ND down over ICU dataPoliticsGreek Politics
The government is making its fullest effort to dismiss or deflect the medical study that highlighted how much the health system is struggling to cope with Covid, while SYRIZA is trying to exploit it to the maximum but is open to the party’s customary communications slip-ups.
Health service weakness highlighted as Covid deaths hit record high and research points to ICU disparityPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece registered a record number of 130 daily Covid-related deaths on Tuesday. The grim news was followed by the publication of research by leading Greek experts which highlighted the low tolerance the Greek health system has to a high case load during the pandemic and the higher mortality among seriously ill patients who are hospitalised outside of Athens or do not have access to intensive care.
Tsipras makes pre-emptive peace offering to next KINAL leader ahead of final votePoliticsGreek Politics
Ahead of Sunday’s run-off vote in the KINAL leadership election, SYRIZA’s president Alexis Tsipras has made an indirect appeal to the centre-left party’s next head to focus on attacking the government rather than the main opposition party.