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Greece Elections

Greece Tipped Over ...

David C. Wittig | Posted 01.13.2017 | World
David C. Wittig

Greece Tipped Over ... I spoke about "The Greek Tipping Point" in November 2015. At that point Greece was on the brink. As of today, Greece is over...

Returning to Sanity?

David C. Wittig | Posted 10.21.2016 | World
David C. Wittig

Who would have thought that returning to Greece meant returning to sanity? But then again, who could have imagined two people more despised by the vo...

There Is No Settlement -- Part ?

David C. Wittig | Posted 05.05.2017 | World
David C. Wittig

There was no settlement between the EU and Greece before Greek Easter as promised. I wonder how many more times that headline will appear.

Nothing Has Happened

David C. Wittig | Posted 04.09.2017 | World
David C. Wittig

No, you did not miss my last article; I have not written since January 24, 2016. And no, nothing has happened in Greece since then ... no pension reform, no sales of NPLs, nothing. And, nothing is likely to happen for the foreseeable future.

Little Cheer in Syriza's Victory

Elias Kulukundis | Posted 09.23.2016 | 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 09.21.2016 | 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 09.21.2016 | 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

Prof. Cas Mudde | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Prof. 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 01.05.2017 | World

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

Greek Voters Cast Their Ballots In The Second Election Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | 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 national vote ...

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 how...

'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," Stavro...

The Terror of Political Cost

Spyros Lykoudis | Posted 09.17.2016 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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’s inter...

Greece's Election in the Time of Consent

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 09.17.2016 | 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 09.17.2016 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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 09.11.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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 attending ...

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

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 01.11.2017 | 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 cri...

What's At Stake In Greece's Election?

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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 tow...

Greek Opposition Would Plow Ahead With Austerity Reforms If Elected

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.11.2017 | 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-conse...

Can a Singer Do Greek Politics Better?

Maria Paravantes | Posted 08.31.2016 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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...

Greece's Syriza Party Projects Election Confidence Despite Split

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | 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 go...