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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Greek Leftists Put On Brave Face As Poll Shows Conservatives Pulling Ahead

The poll showed Syriza set to win 25 percent of votes, just behind New Democracy on 25.3 percent. More than one in 10 voters remained undecided, meaning the final outcome is far from certain.

September 3, 2015

Greek Judge Appointed Caretaker PM Up To Elections

Vassiliki Thanou, an anti-austerity advocate who has argued against wage cuts for judges and court officials, will be sworn in as the country’s first female prime minister.

August 27, 2015

Greek President Expected To Formally Call Election On Friday

Syriza says it is aiming for an outright majority, although the strength of its support is unclear due to a lack of surveys by leading pollsters in the past month.

August 26, 2015

Tsipras Resigns, Paving Way For Snap Greek Election

The prime minister hopes to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece’s creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in.

August 21, 2015

Greek PM Poised To Seek Snap Election To Quell Party Rebellion

Tsipras is hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout program.

August 20, 2015

Greece, Lenders Clinch Bailout Deal After Marathon Talks

“Finally, we have white smoke,” a finance ministry official said.

August 11, 2015

Pressed By Left, Greece’s Tsipras Vows ‘Thus Far And No Further’

Tsipras faces a tough Syriza central committee session on Thursday with many activists angered by his acceptance of bailout terms more stringent than those voters rejected in a July 5 referendum.

July 29, 2015

Denials Fly In War Of Nerves Over Greek Debt Talks

Any hope of a fresh start in fraught relations between Greece’s leftist government, purged of its most radical members, and the institutions representing its creditors, appeared to be dashed by the flurry of assertions and rebuttals.

July 28, 2015

Greek Banks Ready To Open Monday As Merkel Urges Swift Bailout Talks

The cautious reopening of the banks, and an increase in value added tax on restaurant food and public transport from Monday, are aimed at restoring trust inside and outside Greece after an aid-for-reforms deal last week averted bankruptcy.

July 19, 2015