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Greek Elections

Tsipras Promises A New Greece

Sophia Papaioannou | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Sophia Papaioannou

We are a proud and hard-working people who saw our lives change abruptly, with the introduction of strict austerity measures. The new Prime Minister is promising to change all that.

Why a Referendum on a 'Greek Plan' for Reform Is Now the Best Way Forward

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
George Papandreou

The internal political situation is highly polarized between political forces playing with fear and insecurity and others capitalizing on anger and despair. This inflates extreme right and left populism. Much irresponsible and opportunistic rhetoric abounds. This polarization is squeezing out moderate left of center forces that historically have been fundamental in promoting democracy and reforms in Greece.

The Greeks Have Taken Responsibility

Rena Dourou | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Rena Dourou

It has been clear that the Greek citizens have rejected, not just the austerity measures, but also the vicious, patronizing and corrupted political system, ruled for four decades by the conservative ND and the socialist PASOK.

A Note on Greek Elections and Our New Movement (KINIMA)

George Papandreou | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
George Papandreou

As Greeks head to the polls today, I would like to share some of my thoughts with you on the current political situation and my decision to create a new party, the Movement of Democratic Socialists.

Anti-Bailout Syriza Party Wins Greek Election By Wide Margin, Officials Say

AP/HuffPost | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The radical left, anti-austerity Syriza party has won Greece's vote, election officials said on Sunday. But it was unclear...

Greek Leftists Aim For Historic Election Win

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2015 | 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 ha...

HuffPost Exclusive: Greece Pre-Election Poll

HuffPost Greece / Focus Bari | Posted 01.26.2015 | 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...

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...

The Banker Outside Your Door: Greek Elections 2015

Christos Terzides | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Christos Terzides

Let me share the story of a group of five dear friends over the last five years. In 2010, my friends decided to pool their life savings to open a magnificent restaurant at the foot of the Acropolis, in the city where democracy was born, Athens...

7 Key Points to Understanding the Greek Elections

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

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

European Union 2015 and Greek Elections: Would a Syriza Win Be Good for EU Integration?

John Sydney Hopkins | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
John Sydney Hopkins

Syriza's call for a "European debt conference" to renegotiate the current loan debt is certain to provoke policy conflict, but may also facilitate broader discussion which may, in the best case, benefit EU integration in resolving an untenable Greek debt situation.

7 Keys to Understanding the Greek Elections

Παύλος Τσίμας | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Παύλος Τσίμας

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

Greek Tragedy II

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 03.11.2015 | 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 Political Consequences of Inequality

Harlan Green | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Europe is now suffering the same fate, with conservative governments in control and the debtor nations such as Greece still being punished, while Germany flourishes as it protects its own interests rather than that of the EU as a whole

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.

Expect Little Change in Greece

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

It will surely be a torrid summer of uncertainty and speculation. With Spain receiving bailout funds and Cyprus and Italy next in line, the question of whether the avoidance of a Greek exit was even relevant in the longer term has yet to be determined.

Fresh Off Greek Vote, Euro Reaches One-Month High

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business

* Euro makes gains on dollar and yen on vote relief * Greek results suggest pro-euro parties holding slim majority * Ri...

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...

Chaos, Hypocrisy and the Greek Elections

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 08.17.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Greek voters are tired of the scaremongering, tired of being portrayed as the poster-child for the ills of Europe and tired of the broken promises made by the "major" parties.

The Unmotivated Electorate

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 08.16.2012 | World
Michael Radou Moussou

The general election of June 17 is like no other election in the history of our country, and no candidate seems to be addressing the one ingredient that could make a great difference: the sense of honor deeply engrained in every Greek.

Three Big Questions for the Greek Elections

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

Whichever way you look at it, Sunday's election in Greece entails major uncertainties. What is clear is that, by itself, the outcome is very unlikely to immediately end turmoil and uncertainty. Indeed, even a simplified analysis entails many permutations and combinations.

Greek Politicians Make Final Appeals

Posted 06.16.2012 | World

As the Greek election campaign drew to a close late Friday night, party leaders took to rallies around the country to address their supporters and try...

Eurozone Breakup Would Be A Disaster Outside Europe

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

If the Eurozone breaks up, it's not going to be just Europe that suffers. The world's poorest countries stand to lose some $30 billion in trade and...

Zombie Weekend

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

Thing One: Zombie Weekend: One reliable feature of the global financial crisis-zombie apocalypse we've been enduring for the past four years is that e...

Central Banks Signal They're Ready To Act To Stave Off Global Crisis

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

* G20, Europe prepare for Greek election shock * Central banks ready to combat Greek market storm * Britain to flood sys...