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Greece parliament faces crucial presidency vote
If this doesn't go through, there'll be an election which the far-left Syriza will probably win... Nonetheless it an anti-austerity party comes to power in Greece, it'll surely shake up the neoliberal EU consensus.

Quote:Greece's parliament is set to hold a third and final vote on whether to approve a president nominated by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, in a move that could trigger a snap election.

The candidate, Stavros Dimas, has so far failed to get the constitutionally required majority.

Failure to elect him would force a fresh general election.

Opinion polls give a lead to the left-wing Syriza party, who has pledged to renegotiate the country's bailout deal.

This would put Greece on a collision course with its EU and IMF creditors, who have loaned the country billions in exchange for deep cuts in government spending.

Syriza has vowed to keep Greece within the eurozone but wants to roll back some of the reforms imposed as part of the bailout deal.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30620814
2014 Dec 29 10:09
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Quote:Greeks are voting in a general election which could result in Greece trying to renegotiate the terms of its bailout with international lenders.

The leader of the left-wing Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, has pledged to write off Greece's huge debt and revoke austerity measures.

However, the current conservative prime minister, Antonis Samaras, says the austerity measures are working.

He has urged voters not to take Greece to the brink of catastrophe.

Greece has endured tough budget cuts in return for its bailout, negotiated with the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB).

The economy has shrunk drastically since the 2008 global financial crisis, and increasing unemployment has thrown many Greeks into poverty.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30971612
2015 Jan 25 14:26
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BBC Wrote:22:31
With 74% of the vote counted, Syriza has won 36%, followed by New Democracy with 28.1%, the far-right Golden Dawn with 6.3% and The River with 5.9 6%.
The other three parties projected to pass the 3% hurdle to get into parliament are the Greek Communist Party (5.4%), Pasok (4.7%) and Independent Greeks (4.7%).
Syriza-The River or Syriza lead government it is then.

A little drop in percentage for Golden Dawn again by the looks of it. Although they are now the third party. Holding together OK for a neonazi party with its leadership behind bars.

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2015 Jan 25 23:56
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RE: Greece parliament faces crucial presidency vote
Marine Le Pen: Yes! I Hope SYRIZA Wins

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/01/...Z0Vhl.dpuf

French far right rooting for hard-left Syriza in Greek poll

http://www.france24.com/en/20150120-fran...eece-poll/

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Independent Greeks go into coalition with Syriza, form a government.

Quote:GREECE HAS A GOVERNMENT

It’s official: Greece has a government.

Less than an hour after talks began, Panos Kommenos, leader of the Independent Greeks party has emerged from Syriza’s party HQ saying the country has a new government.

“I want to say, simply, that from this moment, there is a government.” he told reporters. “The Independent Greeks [party] will give a vote of confidence to the prime minister Alexis Tsipras.

The prime minister will go to the president and … the cabinet make-up will be announced by the prime minister. The aim for all Greeks is to embark on a new day, with full sovereignty.”
Greek coalition talks underway after Syriza's election victory– live updates | World news | The Guardian
2015 Jan 26 10:38
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Syriza are going into coalition with the Independent Greeks. I guess anti-austerity is the unifying factor.

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2015 Jan 26 10:50
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(2015 Jan 26 02:11)Aptrgangr Wrote:  Marine Le Pen: Yes! I Hope SYRIZA Wins

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/01/...Z0Vhl.dpuf

French far right rooting for hard-left Syriza in Greek poll

http://www.france24.com/en/20150120-fran...eece-poll/

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If only the extremely unlikely happened and they went into coalition with Golden Dawn. Tongue

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Greece: Germany warns over debt commitments

Germany has warned the new Greek government that it must live up to its commitments to its creditors.

German government spokesman Steffan Seibert said it was important for Greece to "take measures so that the economic recovery continues".

His comments were echoed by the head of the eurozone finance ministers' group.

The far-left Syriza party, which won Sunday's poll, wants to scrap austerity measures demanded by international lenders, and renegotiate debt payments.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30977714

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2015 Jan 26 23:31
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As soon as Tsipras is going after the few big families to collect money to redistribute his days will be counted. Any serious attempt to overcome corruption will end in his being overthrown. Therefore I assume we will just continue to hear the broken record 'Germany has to pay reparations' bullshit.


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