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

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.25.2015 | 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 Take Early Lead In Historic Election


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece's painful austerity program won a historic victory in Sunday's parliamentary el...

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...

Syriza Leads Final Polls Before Greek Election

AP | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Syriza, the radical left-wing party that has vowed to rewrite the terms of the country's international bailout and end harsh a...

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...

Carina Kolodny

WATCH: Here's Why You Should Definitely Care About The Greek Election | Carina Kolodny | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

Greeks are heading to the polls on Sunday and the results of the vote could have consequences that reach far beyond the Hellenic Republic's sandy shor...

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...

Massive Crowd For Syriza's Final Rally

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

Greek opposition party Syriza held its final campaign rally in Athens on Thursday, three days before the country heads to the polls in crucial electio...

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.

Earthquake Appears Imminent In Critical Greek Election

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

By Deepa Babington ATHENS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Greece's Syriza party is set for a comfortable victory in Sunday's general election, according to opi...

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?

Why 2014 Wasn't So Terrible

John Feffer | Posted 01.08.2015 | World
John Feffer

In a burst of early-January optimism, let me give you three reasons to be cheerful. If we're lucky, these bright spots from 2014 will endure even after Ebola retreats, ISIS withers away, and Russia backs off.

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.

Europe: The Sky's Not Falling

Conn Hallinan | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Conn Hallinan

The neo-Nazis and immigrant bashers will make a lot of noise, but they offer nothing but hate as an economic solution. The left has a better one, and they are back.

Greek National Television: Of Raids and Deficiencies

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It is unfortunate that the Greek government had the daring to make the politically risky but astute decision to put an end to a corrupt and decrepit ERT only to have it replaced by what is shaping up to be a NERIT that is its clone.

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.

Conservatives Win Greek Vote

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Europe looked on with wary relief Monday as Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras launched coalition talks after coming first in...

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...

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...

Greece Elections Pose A Crucial Dilemma

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | World

-- Greeks will have to wrestle with a crucial dilemma when they go to the polls for the second time in as many months on June 17 to elect a new gover...

Who's Who? Greek Political Parties Explained

Posted 06.15.2012 | World

The first round of elections on May 6 and the subsequent failure to form a coalition government threw Greece into political turmoil. This Sunday, June...

Euro or Drachma? It's Not All About a Dilemma

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Thanos Dimadis

It's not only all about a dilemma but about how the Greek nation -- and especially young people -- will find again a reason to hope and believe that their future can get better, even if Greece after the very crucial next general elections can make it and stay hopefully in the eurozone.

Who Needs a Greek Government?

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Peter Alexander Meyers

Greeks must decide to stay or go. Perhaps that is why it failed to come before the people. Perhaps that is why, when on May 6 the election was played out in a way that minimized the literal and more important question -- "Do you want to adopt the new agreement?" -- it failed again.

Greek Joblessness Hits Record High

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

* Unemployment hits record 21.7 pct in February * Nearly 1.1 million out of a job, most in big cities * Some 54 pct of y...