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Greece: Golden Dawn still in third place in polls

Athens - In spite of a government clamp down on Greece's far-right party Golden Dawn and legal measures to define the party as a criminal organization, the party is still ranking third in political polls.

Greece: Latest polls give clear lead to New Democracy

Athens - The latest political poll issued in January puts New Democracy in the lead, shifting positions with the coalition of the extreme left, SYRIZA, which falls into second place. Golden Dawn remains consistent in third place.

Greek MPs vote for no further investigation into Lagarde List

Athens - Most excellent news for the Greek elite who engaged in a spot of tax evasion, as MPs voted against any further investigation into the by now infamous Lagarde List.

Poll: Support for Golden Dawn surges to 13.5 percent

Support for Greece's traditional political parties is falling while support for the extreme-left and the far-right is rising. The coalition of the radical left, SYRIZA, now tops the polls with ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn polling third.

Op-Ed: Greek political parties can't manage their own finances

Athens - What hope is there for the Greek economy when the political parties in charge of the nation's finances are incapable of managing their own party funds and are millions of euros in debt.

Op-Ed: Poll - Greece's Golden Dawn gains support as other parties fall

Athens - A new political poll published in Greece shows that support for each of the main political parties has fallen since the June 17 election. The only party to make a significant gain is Golden Dawn, increasing its share of the vote from 6.92 to 8.6 percent.

Antonis Samaras gives new Greek cabinet surprising pay cut

Athens - Anthonis Samaras, leader of New Democracy and newly sworn in Prime Minister of Greece, had a surprise in store for his newly appointed cabinet when he announced they would take a 30 percent pay cut.

New coalition government confirmed in Greece

Athens - On the third day of negotiations since Sunday's election, a new coalition government has been announced in Greece. The coalition will comprise New Democracy, PASOK and Democratic Left.

Op-Ed: Greek politicians confident a coalition government will be formed

Athens - New Democracy, the pro-bailout party which swept to a narrow victory in Sunday's Greek elections, has said it is confident that a coalition government will be formed on Tuesday.

Greek elections: New Democracy faces challenge to form coalition

Athens - The results of the second Greek election mirror those of the first, with New Democracy taking first place, SYRIZA second and PASOK third. Once again the challenge of forming a coalition government must be met.

Greek elections: First exit polls too close to call

Polling booths across Greece closed at 7pm. The first exit polls have now been released and indicate that results are too close to call between the leftist Syriza and conservative New Democracy.

Op-Ed: The Greek voting dilemma

Dictated to by the German press and terrorized by the Greek press, voters in Sunday's Greek elections are presented with a ballot offering a no win situation.

Greece: SYRIZA leading by 6% in final election poll

Athens - SYRIZA, the Coalition of the Radical Left, has taken a dramatic six percent lead in the final poll allowed before Greece holds elections on June 17, polling 31.5 percent.

Greek elections: New Democracy leads over SYRIZA in latest polls

Athens - Latest polls published on Sunday morning in the Greek press show that New Democracy has taken the lead over SYRIZA. A further poll shows that nine out of every ten Greeks wish to remain in the eurozone.

Greece: Latest election polls neck and neck

Latest election polls published in the Greek press on Sunday morning indicate that the lead of the extreme left SYRIZA over pro-bailout New Democracy has narrowed.

Greece: First attempt to form post election government fails

Athens - Antonis Samaras, leader of New Democracy, which won the biggest mandate in Sunday's elections, has failed to form a coalition government to work with ND's 108 politicians.

Greeks prepare to vote in May 6 elections

The Greek electorate is readying to vote in the May 6 elections, which are unlikely to return one political party to lead a majority government.

Greek elections: Poll shows lack of support for pro-EU parties

As the date of the May 6 Greek elections draw near it is apparent that support for the mainstream parties is at an all time low. A new poll shows that anti-bailout parties could dominate a coalition government.

Op-Ed: Greek parliament votes to give €29 million to political parties

Athens - As Greek taxpayers struggle against the increasing burden of austerity and soaring prices they now have a new bill to finance. Taxpayers will be handing over €29 million to fund political parties in the run up to the May election.

Greece: Opposition leader calls for elections

Athens - Antonis Samara, leader of the Greek opposition party New Democracy, has called for immediate elections in Greece, disregarding Prime Minister George Papandreou's call for a coalition government.

Greeks on the Greek economy Special

Kalamatas - What do Greek people really think about the Greek economy? I interviewed four local Greek men and was surprised that despite their different political views they each agreed the way forward was for Greece to remain in the euro.

Greek politician sets example by forfeiting all job perks

Spiros Galinos, Greek member of the Hellenic Parliament and New Democracy representative for Lesvos, has set an example politicians the world over could benefit from following. Galianos has announced he is forfeiting all the perks that go with the job.
 

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