Politics

Elliniko a 'symbol of SYRIZA's failure in development,' says ND chief

The sputtering privatization of a prime piece of real estate that used to be home to Athens's international airport on the southern coast of the Greek capital is a "symbol of SYRIZA's failure in development," New Democracy opposition chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a visit to the site on Tuesday.

Amid confusion about poll timing, bills to go to House

Although Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other government officials continue to insist publicly that general elections will take place in October, as scheduled, plans for a slew of bills targeting different social groups are to go to Parliament in the coming weeks, stoking speculation about snap polls. 

Two key threats

It was a tool for destabilizing the political system and an institutional flaw through which a purely consensual procedure could be turned into a weapon to force early elections, as was the case in 2009 and 2015.

Parliament dissociates election of President from dissolution of legislature

In an historic vote on the proposed amendments to the Greek Constitution that will come to a final vote in the legislature after the next general election, Parliament approved in a landslide an amendment that will preclude its dissolution when there is a deadlock over the election by Parliament of the President of the Republic.

Tsipras defends SYRIZA’s proposed constitutional amendments, accuses ND of torpedoing revision

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Parliament today that main opposition New Democracy is undermining the crucial changes that are needed in the constitutional revision that will be completed by the Parliament that emerges after the forthcoming general election.

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