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Kammenos: 'We will not vote for bills that are against our principles'

Defense Minister and Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos on Tuesday, speaking to ANT1 TV, said that if a draft law is against his party's principles and red lines, they will not vote it.
February 3, 2015

Tsipras names austerity critic as Greek finance chief

An economist who has been an outspoken critic of Greece's bailout deal with international lenders was named Tuesday as the country's finance minister in the new leftist government.
January 27, 2015

New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms cabinet

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has formed a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
BBC: January 27, 2015

'Unnatural' Greek coalition could be short-lived

An "unnatural" coalition government formed Monday between anti-austerity party Syriza and nationalist Independent Greeks could prove short-lived, analysts said.
Digital Journal: January 26, 2015

Syriza and Independent Greeks agree Greece coalition

The far-left Syriza party, which won Greece's general election on Sunday, has formed an anti-austerity governing coalition with the right-wing party Greek Independents.
BBC: January 26, 2015

Greece faces tall order to prevent early elections: analysts

Greece's embattled government will be hard-pushed to forestall early elections -- and a blow to fiscal reforms -- by steering a snap presidential ballot through parliament next week, analysts say.
AFP: December 13, 2014

Greece's conservatives gamble survival on early presidential vote as bailout extended

Greece's conservative-led government on Monday called for a key vote in parliament for the country's new president late this month — in a surprise move that will determine its survival in the recession-weary country.
The Republic: December 8, 2014

Greek government brings forward key presidential vote to this month

Greece's government on Monday brought forward a crucial presidential vote by two months, in a surprise move after securing a two-month extension of its bailout programme.
Reuters: December 8, 2014

Greek PM appeals to opposition to avert snap elections

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made his strongest call yet to the main opposition Syriza party to cooperate in electing a new president in a bid to avert snap elections and a "devastating" period of instability.
Reuters: November 29, 2014

Government in revival exercise

Having secured a fresh confidence vote, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras now faces the challenge of further bolstering the fragile coalition amid growing political tensions, with government officials expected to press creditors to approve a plan for Greece’s gradual disengagement from the memorandum.
eKathimerini: October 11, 2014