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Posts on May 2014
Is post-election just pre-election in Greece?
Now that the ballots from Greece’s triple election marathon have been counted, the focus of debates is shifting towards policy implications, expected cabinet reshuffles and demands for yet more elections. Any observer of Greek politics in Berlin, Paris or Brussels would be at pains to comprehend what kind of post-election narrative this constitutes.
Contributor: Jens Bastian
Categories: Europe (276), Politics (364), Economy (312), Greece (466)
Election results in Greece lift uncertainty, for now
As the dust settles following last Sunday’s municipal and European parliament polls, a clearer picture of the post-election landscape is slowly taking shape. Following up and assessing the electoral vote in Greece is not a task for the faint-hearted.
Contributor: Dimitris Apistoulas
Categories: Politics (364), Economy (312), Greece (466)
Greece stuck in the long tunnel of political transition
The staggered demise of New Democracy and PASOK, which has caused the disappearance of the centre in Greek politics, has forced the country into a political transition whose duration and outcome remains unknown. Sunday’s local and European Parliament elections did little to provide answers. Only the lack of trust could be deemed an outright winner on the night.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
Categories: Politics (364), Greece (466)
Greek elections as seen (or imagined) from Berlin
The following is a thought experiment, which claims no more authenticity than being an exercise in the “What if?” At the core of this experiment is the question, what would various people inside the Chancellery in Berlin be thinking in terms of possible post-election scenarios in Greece following Sunday’s voting marathon?
Contributor: Jens Bastian
Categories: Europe (276), Politics (364), Greece (466)
Jobs, hundreds of thousands of jobs
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Promises of jobs by the hundreds of thousands were flying around in the public debate in Greece over the last couple of days. Deputy Prime Minister and PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos suggested that around 920,000 jobs could be created in the next few years when he presented the party’s growth plan out.
Contributor: Yiannis Mouzakis
Categories: Economy (312), Greece (466)