Greek Elections

Projection: Syriza To Win Greek Elections, Conservatives Concede Defeat

ATHENS, Greece — The official projection of final results in Greece’s early election shows the left-wing Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras winning with 35.5 percent, but falling short of enough parliamentary seats to form a government on


Tspiras Scolds Disunited Europe’s Handling Of Migrant Crisis

How Europe is dealing with its refugee influx is emblematic of a deeper crisis on a continent that has forgotten its core values, Alexis Tspiras, seeking a second term as Greek prime minister, said last night. Tspiras, whose country has

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Greek Election Campaign Ends As Polls Show No Clear Winner

The Greek election campaign ends on Friday with opinion polls giving no clear winner, setting the stage for a cliffhanger vote on Sunday between the political left and right, and the near-certainty the next government will be a coalition. Five

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Russia Repeats Offer to Discuss Financial Aid for Greece

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Wednesday that Russia would consider financial aid to Greece should the circumstances allow, with the caveat that Russia’s economy is not in the greatest state it could be to help bail out anyone else. Lavrov’s comments echo those of the nation’s Finance Minister in January following the election of new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

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The End of the Center-Left? Greece’s Socialist Party Loses to Both Hard Left and Neo-Nazis

The European left is in party mode. After the decisive victory of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza) in parliamentary elections last night, Greek leftists took to the streets and their analogs in Spain and the UK warned that their nations would be next. But while the hard left has much to celebrate, “moderate” socialists on the continent should take the news with a grain of salt, as the leftist party that ruled Greece as recently as 2011 appears to have lost almost all support.


Far Left Poised for Victory in Greek Election

The results of the Greek general election seem a foregone conclusion as Alexis Tsipras of the left wing Syriza party looks set to saunter home comfortably. The former communist, who very nearly won the last election after the European Commission