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Greek crisis round up - 26 August 2015

This update focuses on the Greek snap elections following PM Tsipras’ resignation, which are likely to be held on 20th September.

As a summary of some of the agenda items of the newly formed Popular Unity – the Greek party created by Syriza anti-bailout rebels – I recommend an interesting media profile… 503 more words

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Greek anti-austerity party receives mandate to form coalition government

ATHENS, Greece – A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek government coalition partners and prevent Greece from holding its third national vote this year. 668 more words


Why snap elections in Greece is a smart bet for Alexis Tsipras

By Simon Shuster/TIME

It’s one of the most basic rules of electoral politics—keep your campaign promises or you will lose the support of your voters—but Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has deftly managed to skirt that rule. 724 more words


Tsipras Meets Aides Amid Speculation Over Early Greek Elections

Tsipras Meets Aides Amid Speculation Over Early Greek Elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with members of his cabinet in Athens, as speculation grows that he is poised to call early elections “in a bid to return to power with his authority strengthened.” 33 more words


Greek PM set to announce early elections: state TV

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers his speech as he attends a news conference after a meeting at the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks in Athens, Greece, August 12, 2015. 403 more words

Greece: After bailout mutiny, riots in Athens -- New Greek Elections May Be On The Way


Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and Finance Minister Eyclid Tsakalotos during a parliament session in Athens on July 15, 2015. AFP photo

ATHENS (AFP) – Greece will “quite likely” be forced to hold new elections as early as September, the interior minister said Thursday after a mutiny among government lawmakers over a new EU bailout for the country.Parliament overnight adopted a series of sweeping measures demanded by EU creditors in order to unlock the new rescue package accepted by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. 133 more words