Antonis Samaras

PM wins confidence vote after calmer debate in Parliament

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis clashed again on Friday night, ahead of a confidence vote in the government, though the rhetoric was less intense than Wednesday's personal exchange. 

As expected, the government won the confidence vote with 153 MPs supporting it and 136 opposing it.

Novartis affair looms over upcoming general election

For over one year the Novartis affair has fueled constant political tensions and it will be a central issue in the forthcoming general election, which is to be held by October at latest.

To Vima on Sunday reported yesterday that Corruption Prosecutor Eleni Touloupaki (photo) has told the Judicial Council that she expects the case to be wrapped up within the next six months.

Editorial: The Novartis fiasco

The affair that a SYRIZA minister had described as "the biggest scandal since the establishment of the Greek state" is turning into a political fiasco.

The case was closed for lack of evidence for four of the ten politicians who were targeted and probed. The same is expected to happen for another five.

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