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EU elections see gains by both far right and left

Brussels - Across Europe parties who are either sceptical or even hostile to the European Union did remarkably well in the elections.The vote shows that many voters have no confidence in the EU political elite.

Close race in Greek local elections between leftists, government

Athens - A first round of local elections in Greece on Sunday showed no clear victor hours after polls closed, with the anti-austerity leftist Syriza party battling for Athens and the coalition government's candidates holding on outside the capital.

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.

New wave of Greek public sector strikes commence

A new wave of strikes hit Greece on Monday as public sector workers began protests against the mobility scheme which threatens jobs. Secondary school teachers commenced a five-day rolling strike, supported by the left-wing opposition SYRIZA.

Philosopher advises sending non SYRIZA supporters to gulag

A Slovenian philosopher and ardent supporter of the Greek extreme left political party SYRIZA has suggested that to ensure a democratic future all those who do not support SYRIZA should be given one-way tickets to the gulag.

Greece: SYRIZA distances itself from leftist violence

The homes of five Greek journalists were targeted with bombs, the offices of PASOK and ND were hit by incendiary devices, and bank branches were subject to arson attacks. These incidents of leftist violence in Greece occurred over the last three days.

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.

SYRIZA MP claims murderous assault by Golden Dawn members

A member of parliament belonging to the far-left party SYRIZA has accused members of Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) of launching a murderous attack on him Sunday evening outside the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

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.

Alexis Tsipras predicts Greek elections will be held soon

Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA, Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, believes that new elections will be held in Greece soon. He is confident that SYRIZA will oust the current coalition government.

Antonis Samaras likens Greece to the Weimar Republic

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has warned that the deteriorating economic and social situation in Greece has left Greek democracy facing its biggest challenge. He likened Greece today with the end of Germany's Weimar Republic.

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.

Human rights groups criticise migrant round-ups in Greece

Athens - Human rights groups have slammed Greece's crackdown on illegal migrants, adding their voice to the Greek Communist party and the far-left SYRIZA. Residents of Athens have in turn accused the Greek left of being blind to the reality of mass immigration.

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.

Eurogroup head Juncker warns Greece not to leave the euro zone

Athens - Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the Eurogroup, has warned Greeks not to turn their back on the euro zone, saying the consequences of a radical left victory would have unforeseeable consequences for the monetary union.

Greek elections: Communists rule out any coalition with SYRIZA

Athens - Election confusion remains high in Greece. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, announced he may be willing to form a coalition with KKE, the Communist party. Hours later the KKE renounced such a claim.

Alexis Tsipras unveils SYRIZA's new programme

Athens - SYRIZA's leader, Alexis Tsipras, unveiled the programme his party intends to implement if it wins office in the June 17 Greek election, announcing the first step would be the cancellation of the bail-out memorandum.

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.

SYRIZA accuses Eurobank of unlawful election interference

Athens - Greece's Radical Left Coalition party SYRIZA has accused Eurobank, the second largest bank in Greece, of unlawful interference in the country's elections. Allegations include threatening staff will lose their jobs if they vote for SYRIZA.

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.

Nicholas Gage: Alexis Tsipras the Pied Piper of Hellas

When the renowned Greek-American author and investigative journalist Nicholas Gage gave his opinions on the next potential Greek leader, Alexis Tsipras, it makes for sobering reading.

Op-Ed: SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras woos the international press

As the Greek nation stares chaos in the face, Alexis Tsipras, leader of the far-left SYRIZA courts the international press, but has no clear strategy to govern Greece soundly if elected.

Greece: Latest polls shows clear lead for far-left Syriza

As Greece wavers with no clear mandate to form a government, latest polls show a distinct turn in favour of the far-left anti-bailout party Syriza. The results indicate if a second election is called Syriza will swoop to first place.

Greek President to attempt last effort to form unity government

Athens - Greek President Karolos Papoulias is to meet with party leaders at noon on May 13, in a last ditch attempt to form a coalition government. If his attempts fail then the country will go to second elections in June.

Alex Tsipras fails to form government in Greece

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, leader of the far-left political party Syriza, has failed in his attempt to form a coalition government. The mandate to form a government will now be passed to Evangelos Venizelos, leader of PASOK.
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