Tag Archives: SYRIZA

Greece | Tsipras wins confidence vote with 151 majority, paving way for Prespes deal

Following two days of vehement debate in Parliament, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a motion of confidence in his government late on Wednesday with 151 votes in favor and 148 against.

Attention now shifts to a vote on the Macedonia name deal, which is expected to come to Parliament early next week and whose passage is less certain.

Greece | SYRIZA MP Comment on Grexit Generates Reaction From Opposition

A comment about Greece returning to the drachma made by SYRIZA MP Nikos Xydakis generated reactions from opposition parties, even though he played down his statement later on Tuesday.

Greece | Greek Opposition Parties Ask for Elections After Court Decision on TV Licenses

Greek opposition parties attacked the SYRIZA-ANEL government, and State Minister Nikos Pappas in particular, after the Council of State ruled that the broadcasting licensing law is unconstitutional.

Greece | Greek Opposition Leader Accuses SYRIZA of Undermining Democratic Institutions

New Democracy chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras for undermining democratic institutions and trying to manipulate the justice system to suit his own interests.

“We have an economic crisis; we cannot afford a democracy crisis as well,” the opposition leader said characteristically.

Greece | New Poll: Greeks Disappointed, Angry at Tsipras

Conservative New Democracy is 9.6% ahead of leftist SYRIZA in voting intention if elections were held today, according to a new opinion poll.