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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

Syriza vote shares and seats won since its formation

The Coalition of the Radical Left[(Syriza) was founded in 2004 as a coalition of left-wing and radical left Greek parties.

Figure 1: Syriza vote percentages and Parliamentary seats won in Greek national elections… 39 more words

Economic History

Referendum. Greece before and after. 

So today is the day. The Greece day. By now two thirds of the votes are already counted from referendum and show majority of public voted “όχι” or “no”. 413 more words


The beggars of Greece

The demise of Syriza and European left populism

While every worker in Greece should have voted for Syriza in the 25th of January elections the Greek working class found itself politically and culturally absent. 1,966 more words


What precisely is the Greek government’s mandate?

Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanniresearch assistant in European Studies, analyses the differences in views expressed by Syriza towards Europe, and in particular Germany, during its winning electoral campaign, and the views now portrayed in Syriza’s party newspaper since coming to power in January 2015. 1,095 more words


Republican Electoral Victory and the Necessity of Voter Suppression

There are a number of reasons as to why the Democratic Party lost control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections, most of them structural. 1,425 more words

It is not what you do for unity, but what unity can do for you

Unity has always been the weak link in the Hellenic tradition going back thousands of years.

Legend has it that when the Romans finally swept over Hellas, Greek city states, submitting to Roman power, had but one request addressed to the conquerors: that they retain the right to go to war against each other. 510 more words