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Greece Elections

Greek Leftists Aim For Historic Election Win

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2015 | World

ATHENS, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Greeks vote on Sunday in a historic election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party, which h...

HuffPost Exclusive: Greece Pre-Election Poll

HuffPost Greece / Focus Bari | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

These days, most polls are centered on the intent to vote and the popularity of political leaders. We at The Huffington Post Greece understand the peo...

Sunday's Election: For Greeks Only!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Only Greeks living in Europe have been granted the right to vote for Greece's European Members of Parliament at their local embassies and consulates. In the case of national elections, though, where the future of the country is in question, the issue becomes much more complicated.

What Greece's Election Means For The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Greece will vote in parliamentary elections on Sunday, nearly one month after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was forced to call a snap vote after parl...

Naysayers Aside, Greece Has Nothing to Lose but Its Chains

Maria Paravantes | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Maria Paravantes

The international media's favorite soap opera is back... this time, with even more suspense and scandal, triumph and tragedy. The Greek elections, true to the Greek psyche, are full of pathos.

7 Key Points to Understanding the Greek Elections

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

The upcoming elections in Greece are undeniably a global event, whose importance transcends Greece's borders.

7 Keys to Understanding the Greek Elections

Παύλος Τσίμας | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Παύλος Τσίμας

The upcoming elections in Greece are undeniably a global event, whose importance transcends Greece's borders.

The Left in Power? Greece Goes to the Polls

Christos Terzides | Posted 01.15.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

What does the EU and the West have to fear from a left party and its leader, especially when he remains moderate and states his desire to retain Greece's European orientation?

Greek Tragedy II

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

The latest Greek crisis, again threatening stability in Europe and beyond, is not principally financial. At any rate not yet. Instead, it stems from a serious anomaly that can be traced to the two consecutive referenda that summarily abolished the monarchy in Greece four decades ago.

The Third Pillar

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

With the clock quickly counting down towards election day in Greece, the two competitors for the Prime Ministerial chair are Alexis Tsipras, the fiery leader of the leftist Syriza party, and Antonis Samaras, the stoic head of the conservative New Democracy party who governed the country until the fall of the coalition last week.

On the Cusp of a Historic Change

Alexis Tsipras | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Alexis Tsipras

Greece is on the cusp of a historic change. SYRIZA is no longer just a hope for Greece and the Greek people. It is also an expectation of a change of course for the whole of Europe.

Don't Cry for Greece, Europe!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

No one should be weeping nor should they be frightened that the Greek Parliament failed to elect a president on its third and final attempt this week and, as a result, set the country on course for a national plebiscite to be held on January 25th.

Greece Heading For Early Elections, Stoking Financial Concerns

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government was forced on Monday to call early national elections, stoking financial concerns as investors worry the m...

Greek PM Urges Lawmakers To Avoid Snap Election

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

By Renee Maltezou ATHENS, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras warned lawmakers on Saturday against the...

Greek Finance Minister Resigns

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — The banker who was chosen to be Greece's next finance minister resigned for health reasons Monday three days after he was rushe...

Procrastination Is Costly, Action Is Priceless

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Haven't similar experiences in the debt crises of the 1980's, Russia in 1998, and Argentina in 2001 taught us that waiting too long to restructure in situations of clear insolvency can be more costly in the end?

Greece Needs to Chart a Different Course

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.24.2012 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Greece's political leaders still don't seem to get it, and neither do its official creditors. The longer this problem persists, the greater the challenge of turning around a country already beset by recession, insolvency, distressingly high unemployment and rising poverty.

Former Finance Minister Key In Greek Coalition Talks

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Evangelos Venizelos has worn many hats during the Greek crisis: point man in international bailout talks, inheritor of a once-domina...

After Close Election, Fear Of 'Social Explosion' In Greece

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

By Michael Stott ATHENS, June 18 (Reuters) - Pro-bailout party New Democracy may have come first in Sunday's Greek election but the ra...

White House Hopes Greece Elections Will Lead To 'Timely Progress'

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

CHICAGO, June 17 (Reuters) - The White House said on Sunday it hoped the Greek election outcome would lead to swift formation of a new government th...

Men With Sledgehammers And Bats Attack Polling Station

AP | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Police say about 10 men armed with sledgehammers and wooden bats have attacked a polling station during Greece's election, wounding ...

Greece's Future Hangs In Balance

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Official projections in Greece's election show the conservative New Democracy party as coming in first and could gather enough suppo...

Greece Elections Could Rock Euro To Its Core

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business

* Upstart leftist and establishment heir neck-and-neck * Election amounts to referendum on punishing bailout * Anti-bail...

World Anxiously Awaits Greek Vote

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Elections are supposed to determine the will of the people, to set a nation on a new course with a government that enjoys the m...

Greek Elections: Greek Electorate Invited Again to the Crossroads of Uncertainty

Ilias Sourdis | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Ilias Sourdis

For Greece, staying in the euro is like staying in a luxury hotel without money in our pockets. This fact must be understood by all those who truly care about the welfare of the Greek people.