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Without a Coalition, New Elections Loom in Greece

ATHENS – New Democracy Conservative party leader Antonis Samaras, whose party gained first place in the May 6 elections with only 18.86 percent of...

Greek Election: Political Leaders Spin the Results

ATHENS – Even as the votes were still being counted in the May 6 general elections to replace a temporary, shaky coalition government, and...

International Press Focuses on ‘New’ Political Figures

The early exit polls, which became public minutes after the end of the voting process, show that the end of the bipartisanism in Greece...

Greek Elections Campaign Reaches Home Stretch With Promises Flying

ATHENS – After a three-week campaign that was mostly conducted in closed-doors members-only rallies and away from a public furious over austerity measures, a...

PASOK, New Democracy Rally; Set to Control Parliament Again

ATHENS - For nearly two years, Greeks have rallyed against pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions imposed by the government as a condition...

Samaras Says: Elect Me or Face Elections Again

ATHENS – Even as support for his front-running party is eroding, New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras said unless Greeks give him an outright...

SYRIZA Leader Alexis Tsipras Files Lawsuit Against German “Bild” For Libel

ATHENS (AFP) --- A Greek leftist party on Thursday said it had sued Germany's Bild newspaper for a million euros ($1.3 million) over "insulting"...

Despite New Bailout, Sacrifice, Greece Still on Edge of Default

ATHENS – While many political leaders in Greece expressed satisfaction with a new bailout from international lenders – this one for $170 billion needed...

Papademos Pushes for Broader Parliamentary Support

ATHENS – Interim Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, in a bid to keep together a fractious coalition and get other splinter parties to support a...

PASOK Slips, But No Winners Seen

PASOK Slips, But No Winners Seen ATHENS - Eighteen months after imposing pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions on the working populace in an...

Greek Student Occupations Keep High Schools Closed

ATHENS – The school year began Sept. 12, but continued sit-ins and occupations by students protesting the failure of the government to provide textbooks...

Syriza Reacts to Government’s Policy

SYRIZA group leader, Mr. Alexis Tsipras called yesterday PASOK’s policies “disastrous” for the Greek economy and the country as well. According to Mr. Tsipras, the...

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