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MPs to cast final vote on constitutional amendments

Greek lawmakers are to debate and vote on a constitutional review on Thursday, where interest will be focused on an amendment that would delink the failure to elect the country's president with an enhanced majority to the dissolution of Parliament.
The debate at the plenary session will begin at 10 a.m. and will be completed tonight with a roll-call vote.

ND leader Mitsotakis to visit Moscow next week

The leader of the main conservative opposition New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to pay a two-day visit to Moscow next week, ND has announced.
During his visit on Wednesday and Thursday he is to meet with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other senior members of the government.

Editorial: Euclid Tsakalotos and the PM’s office

What Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos dared to say is the self-evident, at least for democratic countries. He said that in the unlikely and unfortunate event that New Democracy comes to power after the next general election, SYRIZA will support it in efforts to renegotiate the currently very high primary surplus targets agreed to with creditors.

ND MP Voultepsi says she was assaulted during Prespes rally

Conservative New Democracy MP Sofia Voultepsi said that she was assaulted during a rally protesting the Prespes name deal in Athens on Sunday. 

In comments to Parapolitiko radio station, Voultepsi described the attack as "murderous in intent" and "staged," referring to members of the "parastate." 

Political leaders clash before budget passed with 154 votes

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis crossed swords in Parliament on Tuesday with scathing exchanges on economic policy as well as public order and security ahead of a vote on next year's budget, which passed with 154 votes, while 143 opposed it. 

Leaders seek to rally party bases with polls in mind

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis crossed swords on Friday in two separate speeches in Athens and Thessaloniki. 

Addressing a SYRIZA rally in the northern city, the leftist premier lashed out at ND on a wide range of issues ranging from foreign policy to alleged scandals in the conservative party's closet. 

PM, Mitsotakis spar on economy, Prespes name deal

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis clashed in Parliament on Tuesday ahead of a vote to revoke planned budget cuts that had been slated for January, trading barbs on economic policy as well as Greece's contentious name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). 

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