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PM Mitsotakis meets French presidential elections candidate Valerie Pecresse

PM Mitsotakis meets French presidential elections candidate Valerie Pecresse Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a private lunch on Friday with visiting President of the Paris Region and candidate in France’s spring presidential elections Valerie Pecresse. During the lunch, the traditionally excellent Greek-French relations were reportedly reaffirmed. Mitsotakis and Pecress also talked about challenges faced by […]

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Spring elections are not on the cards

Spring elections are not on the cards Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis does not want to call an early election in the spring, more than a year before his four-year term expires in July 2023. But Kathimerini understands that a spring cabinet reshuffle is quite likely and that it is with this team that Mitsotakis will […]

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Why Libya postponed its elections and what comes next

Why Libya postponed its elections and what comes next Expert Aya Burweila joins The Greek Current to discuss the decision to postpone Libya’s elections and what it means for international efforts to bring peace to the country. Burweila is a Libyan expert from Benghazi based in Athens, is the founder and director of the non-profit […]

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Call for elections is a diversion tactic

Call for elections is a diversion tactic It is true that a gloom has descended on the holiday season again this winter, with a large part of the population continuing to be wary and mindful of the virus’ effects, particularly as it seems inevitable that the Omicron variant will take over by mid-January. On the […]

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Tsipras reiterates call for early elections

Tsipras reiterates call for early elections Main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras has reiterated his call for early elections over the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on STAR TV’s main news bulletin Tuesday evening, the ex-prime minister referred to a recent study, co-authored by infectious disease expert and government adviser Sotiris Tsiodras, which controversially […]

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Tsipras reiterates call for national elections in television interview

Tsipras reiterates call for national elections in television interview SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras reiterated his request for national elections in a live interview broadcast on Star TV on Tuesday evening. The main opposition party leader’s request was first put forward on the final day of the 5-day parliamentary debate on the 2022 state budget […]

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Tsipras: Elections the only appropriate democratic solution

Tsipras: Elections the only appropriate democratic solution Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras repeated a demand for general elections while speaking to the Digital Economy Forum of the Federation of Hellenic Information Technology & Communications Enterprises (SEPE) on Monday. Tsipras said that the “country is trapped in the double pincer of the pandemic and […]

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PM dismisses call for early elections, says he would win anyway

PM dismisses call for early elections, says he would win anyway In a retort to a call for his resignation by the leader of the main opposition in Parliament on Saturday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said if elections were held today, New Democracy would win again. “If there is a politician in the country who […]

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KINAL party elections final tally released on Wednesday

KINAL party elections final tally released on Wednesday The final tally of the recent elections for the leadership of Movement for Change (KINAL) party was released on Wednesday. In the two rounds of elections held nationally on December 5 and 12, a total of 270,706 and 206,339 people voted respectively, said the party’s electoral committee […]

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Second round of KINAL elections underway

Second round of KINAL elections underway The second round of the Movement for Change party leadership elections are underway on Sunday. Voters will be choosing between European MP Nikos Androulakis and former prime minister George Papandreou. The ballots will be open until 7 p.m. and the first results are expected at approximately 10 p.m. To […]

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KINAL elections – Androulakis and Papandreou to fight for the leadership of the party

KINAL elections – Androulakis and Papandreou to fight for the leadership of the party The attention is now turned to the second round of the internal party elections for the election of the president of the Movement for Change (KINAL) party as the alliances, that may be created, will play a decisive role to the […]

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Hundreds of thousands of voters participate in KINAL elections

Hundreds of thousands of voters participate in KINAL elections More than 165,000 people had voted in Sunday’s election by 3.10 p.m. for the next leader of the Movement of Change (KINAL) party. The standing record of 212,000 voters from the leadership elections in 2017 is widely expected to be broken with an estimated 240,000 voters […]

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The Movement for Change elections

The Movement for Change elections The internal party elections of the Movement for Change (KINAL) are almost here. Given the present political dynamics in the country, a smooth transition process, combined with the efficiency and appeal of the new leadership, could elevate the party into a defining element of Greece’s governance in a relatively short […]

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Protracted pre-election period

Protracted pre-election period Whether they are held in 2022 or 2023, the prospect of elections has begun to influence social and political attitudes. Things are already moving inside the government bloc. MPs say they will no longer vote for bills if the relevant ministers continue to ignore them, ministers say they will not tolerate being […]

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World leaders press for Libya elections and call for the withdrawal of foreign forces

World leaders press for Libya elections and call for the withdrawal of foreign forces France hosted an international conference on Libya in the presence of US Vice President Kamala Harris, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and other international and regional high-level officials, including Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Leaders reaffirmed their […]

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Anti-corruption party holds lead in Bulgaria’s elections

Anti-corruption party holds lead in Bulgaria’s elections A newly founded anti-corruption party held a narrow lead in the preliminary vote count from Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections Sunday. A parallel count conducted by Gallup International gave the centrist We Continue the Change party 26.3% of the votes, leading the center-right opposition GERB party of former Prime Minister […]

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North Macedonia faces political uncertainty following local elections and Zaev resignation

North Macedonia faces political uncertainty following local elections and Zaev resignation North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced earlier this week that he would resign after his party suffered an overwhelming defeat during recent municipal elections to the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE, the main opposition party. He insisted that early elections were not necessary and that the […]

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North Macedonia’s recent elections and the message from Greece

North Macedonia’s recent elections and the message from Greece Tom Ellis, the Editor in Chief of Kathimerini English Edition, joins The Greek Current to discuss his recent op-ed where he explains what Greece should look out for following the results in North Macedonia’s local elections and Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s announcement that he plans to […]

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In Iraqi elections, guns and money still dominate politics

In Iraqi elections, guns and money still dominate politics Outside the headquarters of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of the main Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, fighters have posted a giant banner showing the U.S. Capitol building swallowed up by red tents, symbols of a defining event in Shiite history. It is election time in Iraq, and […]

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PM tells ministers elections are still far off

PM tells ministers elections are still far off Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis repeated during a cabinet meeting on Monday that elections will take place at the end of the government’s four-year term, in 2023. This declaration is usually expected from the head of government; no prime minister has ever telegraphed an early election. But it was […]

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Elections shake up German politics, kicking off the post-Merkel era

Elections shake up German politics, kicking off the post-Merkel era On Sunday Germany held federal elections that saw the center-left Social Democrats win the largest share of the vote, narrowly beating outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc in a closely fought race. Both of Germany’s traditional leading parties finished with well under 30% of the […]

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Exit Polls in Germany Point to Dead Heat in Elections to Succeed Merkel

Exit Polls in Germany Point to Dead Heat in Elections to Succeed Merkel The Social Democratic Party (SPD) is neck and neck with the Merkel’s Christian Democrat’s according to exit polls. Credit: Facebook/SPD Exit polls after the elections in Germany indicate that the Social Democratic Party and the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union bloc are […]

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Turkey in the German elections, as reflected in the parties’ manifestos

Turkey in the German elections, as reflected in the parties’ manifestos Rarely has an election outcome in Germany been as uncertain as today. As to the pollsters, the country may face arduous coalition negotiations after the September 26 vote. In these, foreign policy issues will not be the dominant concern, but they will play an […]

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Justin Trudeau Wins Canada Elections, But Misses Majority

Justin Trudeau Wins Canada Elections, But Misses Majority Justin Trudeau wins three consecutive parliamentary elections. Credit: Twitter/Justin Trudeau Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, though his Liberals would still need to work with other parties to form their second minority government. The Liberals were leading in 156 ridings, the […]

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Editorial: The conundrum of early elections

Editorial: The conundrum of early elections The 3.5bn euro financial package announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) was viewed by most – whether political opponents, the media, or citizens – who listened carefully to the measures that it entails as a harbinger of early elections, despite the PM personal […]

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Turkey in Germany’s 2021 elections – as reflected in the parties’ manifestos

Turkey in Germany’s 2021 elections – as reflected in the parties’ manifestos Rarely has an election outcome in Germany been as uncertain as today. As to the pollsters, the country may face arduous coalition negotiations after the September 26 vote. In these, foreign policy issues will not be the dominant concern, but they will play […]

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Greece supports Libya’s path to December elections

Greece supports Libya’s path to December elections Greece and Libya’s top diplomats agreed on Monday that all foreign mercenaries and fighters must withdraw from the North African country and that elections must be held as planned on December 24. “The biggest challenge we face is safeguarding Libya’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Greek Foreign Affairs […]

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Malliotakis, Menendez Call for Free Elections, Human Rights in Cuba

Malliotakis, Menendez Call for Free Elections, Human Rights in Cuba Demonstrations in Cuba have taken an ugly turn, with the government sending plainclothes policemen to arrest the protestors. Credit: Facebook/ Voice of America Asia Greek-American Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and Cuban American Senator Bob Menendez (D- New Jersey) are voicing their support for the burgeoning […]

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Bill seeks to take politics out of student elections

Bill seeks to take politics out of student elections As part of the government’s stated objective to weaken the influence of political parties within universities, the Education Ministry will introduce a single ballot paper for student elections.  More specifically, Education Minister Niki Kerameus said on Wednesday that the new measure will be included in a […]

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Cyprus Elections: Main Parties Lose Ground, Far-Right Gains

Cyprus Elections: Main Parties Lose Ground, Far-Right Gains Votes are counted for the parliamentary elections in Cyprus. Credit: Cyprus News Agency With 75 % per cent of the vote counted in the Cyprus parliamentary elections, results on Sunday show that the main parties are losing ground. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades’s Disy, main opposition left-wing Akel […]

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