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Greek Elections

Is a Modern Greek Tragedy Imminent?

Apostolos Doxiadis | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Apostolos Doxiadis

They sought, and won, political profit by playing on people's grievances: resentment, fear and a chauvinistic, xenophobic nationalism -- and it is not just the extreme right that built its campaign on the latter, but also the radical left. To balance these, they gave only unrealizable utopian promises.

Voting for the Extremes

Melina Xaritatou | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Melina Xaritatou

It is insane to ask from people whose lives have been crashed to choose between the euro and the drachma. They can't answer to that.

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...

World Stocks Drop As Worries Over Greece Intensify

AP | PAMELA SAMPSON | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets fell Tuesday, rattled by a political impasse in Greece that could lead the debt-stricken country to a disorderly a...

A Uniquely Greek Tragedy

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

As the debt crisis in Europe continues to unravel, it has become increasingly clear that each country has a very different set of problems. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Greece.

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.

Post-Austerity Greece: The Rise of the Political Fringe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Greek election should be seen for what it is: a repudiation of the medicine Greece has been given over the past four years -- whether it deserved it or not -- with unintended and unforeseen consequences.

A Question of Timing: What America Can Learn From the Revolt in Europe

Robert Reich | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Yes, America has a long-term budget deficit that's scary. So does Europe. But the first priority in America and in Europe must be growth and jobs.

West Sounds Off On 'Openly Socialist Individual'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) sounded off on the weekend's European elections, in which voters in Greece and France rejected politicians pushing austerity ...

Greek Election Results Raise Chances Of Greek Exit

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 07.07.2012 | World

ATHENS, Greece — Greece sank deeper into a political and financial morass on Monday as initial efforts to form a new coalition government failed...

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 ...

Elections in Gloom

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

As two countries in the EU, France and Greece, go to polls on Sunday, far-right or populist nationalist movements are on the rise on the continent even further, to the degree that they will soon seriously challenge the post-WWII order.

Greek Elections, a Trap!

Elena Panaritis | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Elena Panaritis

When Greeks go to the polls on Sunday, they will be reeling from one of the worst economic crisis in history that has cost them their jobs, pensions and is now denying them the power to plan for their future. So what is the way out?

Europe's Lurch to the Fringe

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since the political middle ground has failed to deliver, voters are seeking solace through increasingly political candidates spouting extremist rhetoric, and raising the prospects of parties on the far right and left.

Greece: A Teenage Nation

Maria Paravantes | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Maria Paravantes

The world may be talking about the upcoming Greek elections but the Greeks -- true to their adolescent hearts -- are out in the sun swimming, tanning, drinking coffee and enjoying the moment. Tomorrow is another day.