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Greek General Election

Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance
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Editorial To Vima: Time and tolerance

The government is now obliged to present in detail its plan and programme and to implement it swiftly.

Mitsotakis seeks strong mandate to hit the ground running, has made all cabinet picks
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Mitsotakis seeks strong mandate to hit the ground running, has made all cabinet picks

The greater the aggregate percentage of the vote of parties that fail to pass the three percent threshold to enter Parliament, the lower the percentage that ND will need to clinch a parliamentary majority

Greek youth turn to New Democracy with hopes of better future
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Greek youth turn to New Democracy with hopes of better future

Mitsotakis has indeed made the youth vote a central part of his campaign, pledging to the social group with the largest percentage of unemployment well-paying new jobs and blasting the government for handing out benefits instead of backing the youth.

Editorial To Vima: The great opportunity for the economy
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Editorial To Vima: The great opportunity for the economy

Decisions must be taken swiftly to unblock investments entangled in bureaucratic red tape and to send a strong signal that errors of the recent past will not be repeated.

Mitsotakis stirs hopes of economic growth, no space for tax cuts says FAZ
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Mitsotakis stirs hopes of economic growth, no space for tax cuts says FAZ

'He is not among those in New Democracy who governed between 2004-2009 and who led the country with their irresponsible economic policy a step closer to catastrophe,' the Germany daily says of the ND leader.

Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Opportunity

There is an expectation that there will not be a repeat of phenomena of extreme populism that deeply wounded the country, most notably with the extension of the crisis for an extra four years.

Mitsotakis pledges to ‘jolt the economy into a different growth trajectory’
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Mitsotakis pledges to ‘jolt the economy into a different growth trajectory’

'He wants to unblock privatisations, reduce what he calls the state’s needlessly large footprint and make sure that Greece borrows at the same cost as other European countries,' Reuters reports.

Editorial To Vima: Take your life in your hands!
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Editorial To Vima: Take your life in your hands!

The government is lacking in credibility, especially if one takes into account the delusions and self-deceptions that characterised its term in office and the accumulated burdens created by its obvious mistakes.

Editorial Ta Nea: The path to recovery
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Editorial Ta Nea: The path to recovery

An environment of political stability is required in order for the country to ensure an unhindered path to recovery.

Editorial Ta Nea: Temptations
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Editorial Ta Nea: Temptations

The paramount concern of the current government must be not to let an issue involving exploitation of energy resources turn into a Greek-Turkish clash.

Editorial Ta Nea: Vigilance
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Editorial Ta Nea: Vigilance

Athens must not become isolated and limit the handling of tensions fueled by Ankara to the framework of a Greek-Turkish dispute. Greece has every reason to behave as a member of the EU and Nato.

Tsipras presents SYRIZA campaign platform
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Tsipras presents SYRIZA campaign platform

The PM is arguing that only SYRIZA can ensure growth combined with a strong social welfare net, which he claims New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mistotakis will dismantle.

Editorial To Vima: Signs of decadence
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Editorial To Vima: Signs of decadence

Citizens were left speechless by the transfers of RULING PARTY politicians’ daughters and other relatives into cozy, well-paid Parliament jobs

Editorial To Vima: Clientelism will not save them
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Editorial To Vima: Clientelism will not save them

SYRIZA wants to secure future employment for as many associates of ministers and party cadres as it can.

Mitsotakis plans low-key campaign with town hall meetings, emphasis on social media
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Mitsotakis plans low-key campaign with town hall meetings, emphasis on social media

'Mr. Mitsotakis very consciously over the last year-and-a-half opted for this new mode of communication with citizens. Instead of rallies ND organised many thematic events with a smaller audience,' a party official said.

Editorial Ta Nea: Madly irresponsible
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Editorial Ta Nea: Madly irresponsible

The party that was trounced in recent elections and any political party that aspires to govern should know that citizens are no longer willing to issue blank checks.

Editorial To Vima: The price of betrayed hopes
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Editorial To Vima: The price of betrayed hopes

SYRIZA’s self-proclaimed moral advantage, its promise of a renewal in Greek politics, and its putative social sensitivities were judged and renounced in an explosive manner.

Editorial Ta Nea: Messages
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Editorial Ta Nea: Messages

It is clear that in the two rounds of regional and mayoral elections the question voters answered was, ‘Yes or no to the government?’

Editorial To Vima: The markets show the way
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Editorial To Vima: The markets show the way

After four lost years it is time to set aside ideological fixations and the ills that entrapped us in underdevelopment.

SYRIZA’s Sysiphean battle, Tsipras’ last stand
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SYRIZA’s Sysiphean battle, Tsipras’ last stand

The party that went from five percent of the voted in the 2008 rose to power with 36 percent of the vote on a tsunami of rage against both a political system that led the country to bankruptcy and creditors who addressed the crisis with extremely punitive policies is pinned to the ground.

Editorial To Vima: They just remembered the arrogance of power
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Editorial To Vima: They just remembered the arrogance of power

Because they cannot yet criticise PM Alexis Tsipras directly, SYRIZA are targeting his closest associates as if they were making the decisions on their own.

To Potami party leader Stavros Theodorakis to resign after garnering 1.5 percent in EU election
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To Potami party leader Stavros Theodorakis to resign after garnering 1.5 percent in EU election

The party had cultivated a progressive reformist image with an emphasis on liberal principles, meritocracy, and a restructuring of the productive base of the economy with a focus on agriculture, renewable energy sources and tourism.

Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ illusion
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Editorial To Vima: Mr. Tsipras’ illusion

Though the sense that the PM was all-powerful vanished on Sunday after the election results were made known, he does not appear to have understood that.

Tsipras tries to rally party brass  as SYRIZA picks up its pieces
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Tsipras tries to rally party brass as SYRIZA picks up its pieces

'We lost the battle but the war still lies ahead and we do not have the luxury or the right to retreat,' the PM said.

Editorial Ta Nea: Elections were the only option
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Editorial Ta Nea: Elections were the only option

The government was obliged to respect the verdict of the people and immediately call parliamentary elections, thus opening a new electoral cycle.

Editorial To Vima: Greece turns a page
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Editorial To Vima: Greece turns a page

As it turned out it was not the opinion polls that constituted fake news but rather the crude propaganda of SYRIZA and its mouthpieces.

May 26 elections results will determine date of general election
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May 26 elections results will determine date of general election

Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that if Tsipras is defeated in the 26 May European Parliament election “he should go to Zappeion Hall and announce his resignation and declare that elections will be held in four weeks”.

Marinakis on government : ‘Liars and traitors do not change, they simply get worse’
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Marinakis on government : ‘Liars and traitors do not change, they simply get worse’

The leader of Olymiacos categorically dismissed rumours and scenarios that he is interested in entering the fray of national politics and declared that his sole passion is the Red and Whites.

Trailing in the polls, SYRIZA grapples with party infighting over centre-left shift
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Trailing in the polls, SYRIZA grapples with party infighting over centre-left shift

Opponents of the move toward the centre say it will damage the party’s popularity among left-wing voters which were its base when it was garnering only four or five percent of the popular vote

Editorial Ta Nea: Paralysis
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Editorial Ta Nea: Paralysis

With the cards stacked against them, none of the initiatives that the PM and his government take suffice to turn the game around.

Editorial Ta Nea: Horizons
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Editorial Ta Nea: Horizons

The electoral cycle could be expedited if the Prime Minister and his campaign team believe that could produce a manageable defeat.

Editorial To Vima: Envelope for the next PM
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Editorial To Vima: Envelope for the next PM

Due to opposition for the Prespa Accord, MPs who represent districts north of Larisa are unable to meet citizens as they are treated either with indifference or contempt.

Editorial To Vima: Greece at a crossroads
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Editorial To Vima: Greece at a crossroads

That is perhaps the greatest problem of the ruling party. It can no longer stir the masses or revive expectations.

Editorial Ta Nea: MPs gone berserk
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Editorial Ta Nea: MPs gone berserk

In his address to his parliamentary group yesterday, the Prime Minister demonstrated that the only policy that he serves faithfully is that of division and polarisation.

Editorial To Vima: MPs gone berserk
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Editorial To Vima: MPs gone berserk

Bravado, threats, and targeted attacks can no longer shore up the morale even of SYRIZA’s narrow party base.

Editorial To Vima: Futile struggles
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Editorial To Vima: Futile struggles

Since last August the government has operated as if it were in an electoral campaign. It has sharpened its rhetoric and suspended crucial measures and choices.

SYRIZA 6.5 percentage points behind ND in new Alco poll
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SYRIZA 6.5 percentage points behind ND in new Alco poll

A whopping 67 percent replied that the Prespa Agreement will greatly affect the electoral outcome.

Haritsis says interior ministry ready for possible May general election
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Haritsis says interior ministry ready for possible May general election

The interior minister said there will be a “technical and institutional solution” for voters who are registered in the provinces but live and vote in Attica to cast their municipal and prefectural ballots where they live.

Tsipras prepares multi-pronged electoral strategy
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Tsipras prepares multi-pronged electoral strategy

sipras believes that in tackling the constitutional amendments he can burnish his progressive image.

Editorial Ta Nea: Romances
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Editorial Ta Nea: Romances

The tight embrace of the two coalition partners in the September, 2015 general election signaled more than just a reaffirmation of the Prime Minister’s trust in his junior coalition partner.

Editorial To Vima: The detestable trade in MPs, votes
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Editorial To Vima: The detestable trade in MPs, votes

'Vote for us to save your home,' the PM will proclaim shamelessly in his campaign stump speeches.

Soros’ Open Society places its bets on Mitsotakis
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Soros’ Open Society places its bets on Mitsotakis

The report also concerns itself with Skopje’s EU course, and it calls for a roadmap for implementation and enforcement of the Prespa Accord in the longer term.

Editorial To Vima: Elections now Mr. Tsipras!
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Editorial To Vima: Elections now Mr. Tsipras!

Isolated from the Greek people, burdened with politico-ideological fixations, and with a limited understanding of the contemporary world, Mr. Tsipras cannot keep up with international trends.

Editorial Ta Nea: Adventures
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Editorial Ta Nea: Adventures

Either the government will secure the requisite majority to continue its work or it will go to the polls as soon as possible.