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Election Offers No Solution to Greece's Economic Problems

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

What are we to make of Syriza's victory in the Greek election? Does this mean that the battle for Greece's future is over, and that those who claimed that there was no alternative to prolonged depression, mass unemployment and a more unequal and frankly, uglier society have won?

The Political Party of Abstention

Christos Terzides | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Christos Terzides

Examining the results of Greece's September 20 parliamentary elections, we observe the worrying phenomenon that the biggest winner was abstention. In record number, almost one in two registered voters decided not to cast a ballot for any of the parties.

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.

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...

Tsipras' Syriza Party Wins Greek Election

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

Greece's Syriza party is set to win a convincing victory in the national election, as the last of the votes are still being tallied. The projected re...

Why Greece, Europe and the West Need Meimarakis

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

As Greece embarks on its third poll in nine months, political and economic uncertainty prevails. For seven months, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras engaged in reckless brinksmanship with Europe.

As Sanders and Trump Push the Right Buttons, the Liberty Movement Must Wake Up

Robin Koerner | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

As an activist for liberty, I am pained by the failure of the similarly anti-establishment and still-largely-insurgent liberty movement to replicate either Ron Paul's successes of four years ago, or the successes of its present political opponents -- a democratic socialist, Sanders, and I'm-not-sure-what-to-call-him-but-he-looks-like-a-populist-fascist, Trum

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.

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...

Tsipras Plays Down Fears Of A Fractured Greece After Election

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras played down fears on Sunday that a snap election in two weeks would produce a f...

Greece Nears Election As Far-Left Leader Gives Up Coalition Bid

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 27 (Reuters) -- Greece's top Supreme Court judge was sworn in as caretaker prime minister on Thursday to lead the country to ele...

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.

Anti-Bailout Greek Leftist Party Gets Mandate To Form Government

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A radical leftist opposed to Greece's new bailout deal won a presidential mandate on Monday to try to form a new governmen...

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Syriza Rebels Split From Tsipras As Greece Heads To New Election

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 21 (Reuters) -- Rebels angered by Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalizing a...

Greek PM Tsipras Resigns, Calls Early Elections

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) -- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections aft...

Greece's Tsipras Looks Undecided On Early Elections Amid Party Rebellion

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has yet to make up his mind on calling early elections, a government minister said on ...

Greek PM Tsipras Likely To Call Confidence Vote After Party Rebellion

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The Greek government appears likely to call a confidence vote following a rebellion among lawmakers from the ruling Syriza...

Greek Lawmakers Approve Bailout Despite Syriza Rebellion

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek lawmakers approved their country's draft third bailout on Friday after a nearly 24-hour marathon parliamentary procedure...

Greece's Ruling Syriza Party Edges Towards A Split

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party looked set to split after the leader of its far-left faction called on ...

Greece And Creditors Clinch Bailout Deal After Marathon Talks

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.11.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Greece and its international lenders reached an 85 billion euro bailout agreement on Tuesday after nailing down the terms ...

Tsipras and Hamlet

Elias Kulukundis | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Elias Kulukundis

Tsipras now talks of a party-wide referendum on the Eurozone's demands which may be a prelude to elections in September. We will see what the results will be, but it appears that whatever the pulse of the public may be at any given time, the long-range judgment of history should be hard on the Prime Minister.

Greek Stocks Plummet After Five-Week Shutdown

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.03.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Greece's stock market closed with heavy losses on Monday after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the countr...

Greece's Current High-Wire Act

Evangelos Venizelos | Posted 08.02.2015 | World
Evangelos Venizelos

SYRIZA, which holds the government and first party of this House, must finally say, as soon as is it possible, what its clear and definitive position is as to the identity and future of the country.