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Greek government faces first test in crucial presidential vote

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday faces the first of three rounds of a presidential vote that will determine whether the country is forced into snap national elections and a new period of political chaos.
Reuters: December 17, 2014

DIMAR leader: Recourse to early election will work as redemption for the people

Democratic Left (DIMAR) wants the country to be taken to early elections because the people will be able to choose which policies they prefer
December 17, 2014

Seven Golden Dawn MPs granted prison leave to attend presidential vote

Seven lawmakers of the ultranationalist Golden Dawn party have been granted temporary leave from pre-trial custody to attend three votes in Parliament for a new president of the republic,
eKathimerini: December 16, 2014

SYRIZA leads over ND in general elections, say opinion polls

Main opposition SYRIZA leads ruling New Democracy (ND) with 4.95 percentage points, according to an opinion poll conducted by GPO for private TV MEGA.
December 16, 2014

Two opinion polls show SYRIZA's lead over New Democracy shrinking

Opinion polls showed the distance separating the incumbent coalition government's senior partner New Democracy party and main opposition Radical Left Coalition SYRIZA party is diminishing.
December 15, 2014

Samaras’s gamble

An early presidential vote could spell trouble for Greece’s government—and for the future of the euro
The Economist: December 13, 2014

Greek opposition leader accuses government of fear-mongering

Greece's radical leftist opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Saturday of sowing fear in the country to win support for a presidential vote the government must win to avoid a snap election.
Reuters: December 13, 2014

Venizelos adds to doubts about Papandreou, PASOK

Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos sparked further doubt Friday about George Papandreou’s future in PASOK by suggesting that he no longer considers the former prime minister part of the party.
eKathimerini: December 12, 2014

Greek candidate willing to call European leaders’ bluff

Alexis Tsipras told Greek voters as recently as last week that his government would cease to enforce the bail-out demands
The Telegraph: December 10, 2014

Tsipras: SYRIZA is ready to govern the country

Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday stressed that his party was ready and ripe to take over the governance of the country and that the new year will be "a time of change and hope for Greece and Europe".
December 9, 2014