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Greece Elections

Little Cheer in Syriza's Victory

Elias Kulukundis | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Elias Kulukundis

Sunday's snap election was unnecessary because after the defection of Syriza's left-wing faction, a new majority could have been put together out of the existing parliament without calling for fresh elections.

Meet TINA, Greece's New Prime Minister

Sotiris Mitralexis | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Sotiris Mitralexis

After his humiliating capitulation in July, PM Alexis Tsipras didn't resort to merely admitting a defeat, but turned his profound U-turn into an ideology.

The Greece Polls Were Wrong Again

David C. Wittig | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
David C. Wittig

Syriza remains almost as popular, despite a confusing message. Is Syriza in favor of the agreement with the EU? They say, "Yes," but they recommended a "No" vote in the referendum. They seem to be doing very little to comply with the EU agreement.

Greek Election: Five Key Takeaways

Cas Mudde | Posted 09.20.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

This was the last election that Tsipras could win purely on the basis of the failure of the other candidates. The next time, be it in one year or in four, voters will judge him, rather than his opponents. Is Tsipras ready for this?

Greece Votes For Its Next Prime Minister (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.20.2015 | World

For the third time this year, Greek citizens cast ballots in a national vote on Sunday.  An early vote count showed former Prime Minist...

Greek Voters Cast Their Ballots In The Second Election Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.20.2015 | World

Greek voters may be feeling déjà vu Sunday as they head to the polls to cast their ballots in the country's second election and third n...

Former Greece PM: Greeks Won’t Tolerate A Government That Destroys Their Sacrifices

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

As Greece prepares to head to the polls for the third time this year, The WorldPost spoke with former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou about ho...

'We Are Still Innocent.' Why To Potami Leader Wants Greece's Vote

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.19.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Before Greeks head to the polls Sunday to elect a new government and prime minister, the leader of To Potami, or "The River," Stavr...

The Terror of Political Cost

Spyros Lykoudis | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Spyros Lykoudis

Cooperative governments that came about in the last years have been a product of necessity, political arithmetic, not of conviction to better government and consent to a nation-wide understanding so as to get through the evident national dead ends, to end national decay.

Third Election In A Year Will Cost Greece Millions

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

This Sunday’s elections in Greece will cost the cash-strapped nation an estimated 33.2 million euros, or almost $37.5 million, the country&rsqu...

Greece's Election in the Time of Consent

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Whatever the electoral result, one may hope that the next government will at least be able to converse with the opposition, whoever ends up being in the former or latter position.

Greek Election Day Minus 4

David C. Wittig | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
David C. Wittig

Athens is eerily quiet. The restaurants are half-full. If it were not for a few lingering tourists, the restaurants would be empty. Even the Nike store in Kolonaki closed in the last two weeks (in the interest of full disclosure the store was not owed by Nike, it was operated by Folli Follie).

Small Parties Hope To Claim Their Share In Greece's Elections

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- With the Sept. 20 snap elections fast approaching and the future of Greece up in the air, some small parties are hoping they can fi...

Helping Greece Forward

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

The way things now stand, Europe's impending "support" for Greece beginning in October merely means tolerating the same genre of defiant yet deeper cuts in public expenditure than before.

Sitting Down With Professor Robert Aumann

Thanos Kampylis | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Thanos Kampylis

During the first World Science Conference Israel 2015, which took place in Israel from August 15 to August 21, and which I had the honor of attendin...

Golden Dawn Is Running In Greece's Elections Again. Here's Why That's Scary.

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

ATHENS -- Golden Dawn, Greece's extremist far-right party, appeared on the political scene almost 30 years ago, but has thrived during the past ...

What's At Stake In Greece's Election?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- After making headlines for the past six years with an economic and social crisis that shows no sign of abating, Greece is headed to...

Greek Opposition Would Plow Ahead With Austerity Reforms If Elected

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Less than three weeks before Greeks head to the polls to elect a government and prime minister, the leader of the main liberal-cons...

Can a Singer Do Greek Politics Better?

Maria Paravantes | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Maria Paravantes

I can only wonder whether instead, we need people who are good managers more so than those who know how to play the game of politics -- i.e. kinda lying, kinda negotiating, kinda compromising, kinda forgetting morals in the process.

Greece's Former Finance Minister: Election Campaign Is 'Sad And Fruitless'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

ATHENS -- Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis may not be taking part in the country's upcoming election, but that doesn't mean he's kee...

Greece's Syriza Party Projects Election Confidence Despite Split

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Greece's radical left Syriza party can win re-election with an outright majority, a senior member said on Tuesday, and gov...

Why We Have New Greek Elections, Why Tsipras Will Win, and Why It All Doesn't Matter Too Much.

Cas Mudde | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

Just like the GReferendum, the new elections are not about democracy or the voice of the Greek people, they are about increasing the power of Tsipras within his own party, the increasingly misnamed Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), and within Greece.

Greece Votes On Bailout In Biggest Test Yet For Euro

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and DEMETRIS NELLAS | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly...

'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced o...

This Is the Way out of the Greek Debt Crisis

Yanis Varoufakis | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Yanis Varoufakis

ATHENS -- The current disagreements with our partners are not unbridgeable. Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, address the non-performing loans that are clogging the economy's credit circuits, create a fully independent tax commission and boost entrepreneurship. The differences that remain concern how we understand the relationships between the various reforms and the macro environment.