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Mitsotakis becomes Greece's new PM on vow to end economic crisis

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The 51-year-old Harvard graduate and former McKinsey consultant has pledged to create jobs and get rid of obstacles to business

SWORN IN. Greece's newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L) is sworn-in at the presidential palace in Athens on July 8, 2019. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Greece heads to polls with voters expected to oust Tsipras

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Polls forecast that Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a former banker and scion of a leading Greek political family, will win an absolute majority in Sunday's legislative elections

ELECTIONS. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is battling to overcome a 10-point deficit in opinion polls amid widespread dissatisfaction after years of high taxation. Photo by Milos Bicanski / AFP

Gloves come off as Greek elections loom

Jan 06, 2019 - 3:59 PM

With the ballot scheduled for October but expected as early as March, hostility between the ruling leftist Syriza party and the frontrunning New Democracy conservatives has hit fever pitch

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, wearing a tie, waves before addressing the parliamentary group of leftist Syriza and coalition partner Independent Greeks in Athens, on June 22, 2018, after Eurozone financial ministers have agreed to complete the eight-year bailout program for Greece. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on June 22, 2018 said his country was "turning a page" after eurozone ministers declared its crisis over as they granted Athens debt relief under a bailout exit strategy. The eurozone ministers' agreement comes nearly a decade after Athens finances spun out of control, sparking three bailouts and threatening the country's euro membership. Tsipras, who hates ties and hasn't worn one since becoming prime minister in 2015, had pledged at the time he would wear one "only when (Greece's) debt is cut".  Milos Bicanski / AFP

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Sep 21, 2015 - 12:47 PM

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Polls open in cliffhanger Greek election

Sep 20, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Over 9 8 million Greeks are registered to vote in an election that will select a new government to implement a three year bailout adopted by the country s parliament last month

Supporters of radical left party 'SYRIZA' attend a pre-election rally of the party at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, 18 September 2015. Elections will be held on 20 September 2015, after prime minister Tsipras resigned on 20 August 2015. EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Greek election too close to call with 48 hours to go

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Will young radical ex PM Alexis Tsipras triumph again or will he be punished for tying Greece to painful economic reforms?

EX-PM SEEKS RETURN. Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. File photo by Andrea Bonetti/Prime Minister of Greece Press Office/Handout/EPA

Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead

Aug 28, 2015 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signs a decree dissolving parliament and confirming the widely expected date of September 20 for the crisis hit country s fifth election in 6 years

General view of the Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill on a cloudy day, in Athens, Greece, 12 November 2013. Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greek government reverses austerity policies, stocks hit

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:08 PM

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras begins reversing many of the unpopular measures that underpin Greece s 240 billion euro 269 billion bailout program

NEW LEADER. Greek radical left SYRIZA party leader and newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) smiles as he is on his way to enter the Prime Minister's offices, the Maximos Mansion, in Athens, Greece, 26 January 2015. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

New Greek leader set to unveil anti-austerity government

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Greece s Syriza led administration is now on a collision course with international creditors over plans to renegotiate its massive bailout deal

Greek radical left SYRIZA party leader and newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) smiles as he is on his way to enter the Prime Minister's offices, the Maximos Mansion, in Athens, Greece, 26 January 2015.  Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Anti-austerity Syriza wins historic Greek election victory

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:12 AM

The possibility of Greece defaulting on its debt repayments under a Syriza government is likely to spark renewed fears the country could be forced to leave the eurozone

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Greece votes in make-or-break election

Jan 25, 2015 - 11:35 AM

Electing the left Syriza party would represent a leap into the unknown but many Greeks appear prepared to take a chance after years of hardship

TO THE POLLS. A woman writes a note on a board of messages with a slogan reading in Greek: 'We vote what our heart says,' in central Athens, Greece, 24 January 2015. Greece will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday 25 January 2015.  EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Greek pro-bailout parties win knife-edge elections

Jun 18, 2012 - 2:36 AM

The pro bailout conservative party won Greece s cliffhanger election Sunday June 17 against anti austerity radical leftists and will hold a majority with the socialists a first official estimate say

FAST FACTS: The Greek economy

Jun 17, 2012 - 10:51 AM

These are the economic figures for Greece which holds an election on Sunday June 17 that could result in the country leaving the eurozone with voters fed up with austerity measures promised in return for bailout aid

'Greece euro exit threatens all Europe'

May 19, 2012 - 4:13 PM

Greek poll front runner Alexis Tsipras buoyed by a groundswell of opposition to EU IMF imposed austerity measures says forcing his country out of the eurozone would sink the region as a whole

Anguish, anger and apathy as Greece votes

May 06, 2012 - 10:40 AM

Greece is broke To avoid bankruptcy it has been forced to secure two international bailouts worth a total of 240 billion euros 314 0 billion it is in its fifth year of recession and one in five workers is unemployed

Crisis-hit Greece gears up for election cliffhanger

Apr 29, 2012 - 6:18 PM

Crisis hit Greece heads for an electoral cliffhanger on May 6 after two years of tough austerity that have shaken the country to its core