The government is now obliged to present in detail its plan and programme and to implement it swiftly.
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
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.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
An environment of political stability is required in order for the country to ensure an unhindered path to recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Citizens were left speechless by the transfers of RULING PARTY politicians’ daughters and other relatives into cozy, well-paid Parliament jobs
SYRIZA wants to secure future employment for as many associates of ministers and party cadres as it can.
'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.
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.
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.
It is clear that in the two rounds of regional and mayoral elections the question voters answered was, ‘Yes or no to the government?’
After four lost years it is time to set aside ideological fixations and the ills that entrapped us in underdevelopment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
The government was obliged to respect the verdict of the people and immediately call parliamentary elections, thus opening a new electoral cycle.
As it turned out it was not the opinion polls that constituted fake news but rather the crude propaganda of SYRIZA and its mouthpieces.
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”.
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.
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
With the cards stacked against them, none of the initiatives that the PM and his government take suffice to turn the game around.
The electoral cycle could be expedited if the Prime Minister and his campaign team believe that could produce a manageable defeat.
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.
That is perhaps the greatest problem of the ruling party. It can no longer stir the masses or revive expectations.
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.
Bravado, threats, and targeted attacks can no longer shore up the morale even of SYRIZA’s narrow party base.
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.
A whopping 67 percent replied that the Prespa Agreement will greatly affect the electoral outcome.
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.
sipras believes that in tackling the constitutional amendments he can burnish his progressive image.
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.
'Vote for us to save your home,' the PM will proclaim shamelessly in his campaign stump speeches.
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.
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.
Either the government will secure the requisite majority to continue its work or it will go to the polls as soon as possible.