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Greece Elections

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.

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...

Another European Country May Be Asking For A Bailout

AP | MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Moody's credit ratings agency on Wednesday drove Cyprus deeper into junk status with a two-notch downgrade to Ba3 over an incr...

Who Will Win? Erratic Greek Polls Show Huge Uncertainty

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

ATHENS, June 1 (Reuters) - Greece's June 17 national election is being cast as make-or-break for its future in the euro and the currency bloc itself...

Greece Gets Temporary PM

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- A senior judge has been sworn in to head Greece's caretaker government for a month as the debt-crippled country lurches through a po...

Greece Sets Date For Crucial Elections

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A senior judge was sworn in Wednesday to head Greece's caretaker government for a month as the debt-crippled country lurches t...

Whither Eurozone Austerity?

Rajan Menon | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Europe's political winds have shifted over the past month. The first sign of this preceded the event now being hailed as the catalyst, Sarkozy's loss in France's presidential election, and it occurred in an unlikely place: the Netherlands.

Greece Reportedly Faces New Elections After Failed Government Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

By Lefteris Papadimas and Dina Kyriakidou ATHENS, May 15 (Reuters) - Greece will hold a new election after politicians failed to form ...

Greek Parties Hit Political Stalemate, Euro Exit Fears Grow

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

By George Georgiopoulos and Karolina Tagaris ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) - Greek leftists rejected a last-ditch proposal by the head of ...

Greece Election Results 2012: Crisis, Confusion, Protest

Elena Panaritis | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Elena Panaritis

The results are a death blow to the country's decades-long two-party system, leaving both Pasok and New Democracy in a lurch. But this should not come as a surprise considering the widespread popular discontent largely due to how the Greek crisis and how has been handled.

Where Have We Seen This Before?

David Fagin | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
David Fagin

Running on a campaign based around anti-immigration, anti-austerity, and all-around fear, Golden Dawn's leader, Nikolaos Mihaloliakos took advantage of Greece's economic and social hopelessness to instill his message of hate to the masses. And, he was sadly rewarded.

Greece's Message

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Yesterday's vote is a message that young Greeks are tired of a future without promise, and for older Greeks, a message that the medicine they are being given hasn't worked to turn their situation around.

What's Really the Matter With Kansas and Cairo?

Scott Atran | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Scott Atran

Structural failures in economic management bring on such crises when they fail to maintain expectations for improvement in the standard of living among the middle class, the mainstay of democracies and principal source of political stability in the modern world.

Greek Elections: Extreme Right Leader Warns Greek 'Traitors'

AP | NEBI QENA | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- The leader of an extreme-right, anti-immigrant party on course for shock success in Greece's general elections Sunday lashed out at ...