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Presidential decree for the dissolution of Greek Parliament

Presidential decree for the dissolution of Greek Parliament

The presidential decree for the dissolution of Parliament and the declaration of general elections was posted outside the building of Greek Parliament on Wednesday, December 31. The decree states that the first session of the new parliament is to take place on Thursday, February 5. Elections are to take place on January 25, however polls […]

PM Samaras: ‘People do not want elections’

PM Samaras: ‘People do not want elections’

Incumbent President Karolos Papoulias on Tuesday received Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Presidential Mansion. “The big moment has come,” Papoulias told Samaras. Following the third and final fruitless voting for a President of Republic on Monday, the prime minister will, as provided for by the Constitution, ask for the Parliament to be dissolved and […]

How Greece will get a new president

How Greece will get a new president

This Parliament has failed to elect a new Greek President and will now be dissolved. However, the new Parliament that will be elected on January 25 will be electing the President, come what may. In fact, electing a President will be one of the first orders of business, right after electing its bureau (speaker, deputy speaker, […]

BBC & CNN: SOS, Grexit just around the corner

BBC & CNN: SOS, Grexit just around the corner

All major journalistic networks present extensive analyzes of Greece and its political developments. According to them, Grexit is around the corner. European officials also make similar statements. Economist Linda Yueh from BBC supports that: “If SYRIZA wins elections and remains faithful in what promised against austerity programs then the possibility of splitting the euro returns”. […]

Greece heads to the polls on Jan 25

Greece heads to the polls on Jan 25

Greece was heading for early elections on Monday as presidential nominee, Stavros Dimas, failed in his last effort to secure the 180 votes needed in the third round of voting in parliament. In a closely watched vote by Europe and financial markets, 168 out of a total of 300 MPs voted in favour of Dimas, 132 voted […]

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