Politics of Greece

Poll gives ruling ND 7.5-point lead over SYRIZA

Ruling New Democracy maintains a lead of 7.5 points over opposition SYRIZA, according to the first major poll in 2023 conducted by Pulse and presented on Skai TV's main newscast on Tuesday evening.

New Democracy garnered 33.5%, compared to 26% by leftist SYRIZA, ahead of center-left PASOK on 11%, communist KKE (6%), nationalist Greek Solution (4%) and radical-leftist MeRA25 (2.5%.)

The hushed conspiracy

One of the myths recently circulating on the internet, a fake story, is that Greece's deposed monarch, Constantine II, who was buried on Monday at Tatoi, "never opposed democracy." This is false. The late monarch opposed it by his activities and constantly opposed it by his omissions.

North Macedonia president sees Western Balkans as European security ‘soft spot’

North Macedonia's president described the Western Balkans on Tuesday as a soft spot in Europe's security architecture and ripe for potential influence campaigns by Russia.

"The soft spot in Europe's architecture and danger from the Kremlin is the Western Balkans," President Stevo Pendarovski told an event at the World Economic Forum.

Term of GEETHA chief set for extension

The term of Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), General Konstantinos Floros, looks set to be extended for another year.

An announcement is expected after Monday's meeting of the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA) which will be chaired by conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The end of the monarchy

Would the referendum for abolishing the monarchy had been held if Constantine had returned to Greece before Konstantinos Karamanlis after the fall of the junta? And if it had, would the king have lost for certain? No one knows.