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Greek 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...

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.

Greece Likely To Have Coalition By Wednesday

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — A coalition government could be formed by mid-Wednesday in Greece, the head of the country's socialist party said Tuesday, easi...

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...

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...

Far-Right Party Returns To Parliament

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — An extreme right party that campaigned to rid Greece of illegal immigrants largely held its bloc of seats in parliamentary elec...

New Democracy Wins Greek Election

AP | DEMETRIS NELLAS and ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Fears of an imminent Greek exit from Europe's joint currency receded Sunday after the conservative New Democracy party came fir...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greeks Withdrawing Cash, Stocking Up On Food Ahead Of Election

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

* Greeks withdraw cash from banks ahead of election * Stocking cupboards with food * Polls fan fears of return to the dr...

Is Merkel the Herman Cain of the Eurozone: NEIN - NEIN - NEIN? (And Why It Matters to the U.S.)

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Terry Connelly

Sometimes it seems that the chancellor would rather go down in history as the German who sank the euro rather than appear to be following a made-in-America idea.

No Money, No Honey

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Amalia Negreponti

We are doing everything halfheartedly, taking part in a frenzied campaign to keep ourselves heartened, to convince ourselves not to give up.

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 and the Beanstalk

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Amalia Negreponti

"Jack and the Beanstalk" is a story about how Jack and a terrible ogre finally compromise, learning to live together because they fear one another too much to risk doing otherwise. A similar hope of compromise is what lies at the heart of Greek voters.

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.