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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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