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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

Three-day debate on vote of confidence opens in Parliament

The three-day debate leading up to a vote confidence in the government sought by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras opened in Parliament at 18:00 on Wednesday
October 9, 2014

Troika talks begin amid government tensions

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Deputy Premier Evangelos Venizelos are due to meet on Wednesday to discuss the negotiations with the troika, which began on Tuesday but were overshadowed by friction within the government
October 1, 2014

Gov't spokesperson: SYRIZA believes that it has a magician for leader

Government spokesperson Sofia Voultepsi referring late Saturday to SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras' speech in Thessaloniki stated "Alexis Tsipras at TIF (Thessaloniki International Fair) said that money exist".
September 14, 2014

Catatonic opposition

The leftist opposition, and like-minded parties, have cried wolf so many times that very few people take them seriously anymore.
Paschos Mandravelis: July 15, 2014

IMF warns of reform fatigue holding back Greece

Greece needs to improve the efficiency of its public sector dramatically to meet fiscal targets and avoid new austerity measures, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.
Reuters: June 10, 2014