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Archive - May 7, 2012

live Samaras returned the mandate for forming a government. Tsipras takes the baton

07 May 2012 / 20:05:41  
New Democracy has failed to establish a coalition government and under the Constitution, the President of the republic will give the mandate to the second largest party in parliament - SYRIZA.

live Democratic Left refused to cooperate with New Democracy

07 May 2012 / 20:05:31  
Kouvelis expects a more concrete proposal from SYRIZA before giving his consent to support a government of left forces. He will not help Samaras.

Elections were not won by the left but by populism, clientelism and increased state influence

07 May 2012 / 19:05:51  
The victory of the radical left is only apparent. Young people voted for SYRIZA because Alexis Tsipras promised them to continue the system that has taken the country to its present state, says sociologist George Siakandaris in an interview with Anastasia Balezdrova.

live Venizelos lent a hand to New Democracy. He wants a government of national salvation

07 May 2012 / 17:05:33  
Greek Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos said after his meeting with Antonis Samaras that the time has come to form a government of national salvation. It must involve all political forces that want Greece to remain in the European Union and the eurozone.

live SYRIZA will not participate in Samaras’ government of national salvation

07 May 2012 / 16:05:39  
Antonis Samaras and Alexis Tsipras reached consensus on only one topic – they cannot establish a coalition government together.

live Antonis Samaras has started seeking followers for the new cabinet

07 May 2012 / 15:05:45  
The leader of the liberal New Democracy will meet with the leaders of SYRIZA at 4 pm, PASOK at 5 pm and Fotis Kouvelis at 6.30 pm. "Independent Greeks" leader Panos Kamenos refused to meet with him.

live Petsalnikos has officially presented the election results in the presidency

07 May 2012 / 14:05:01  
The Greek Parliament President described the situation as critical and urged political parties to show responsibility to take the country out of this crisis.