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12/10/2014: Front Page: Coalition names candidate, starts search for votes

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday named former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas as his coalition’s candidate for early presidential elections this month, paving the way for weeks of political turbulence as the government scrambles to garner… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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11/15/2014: Front Page: Change to arrears law passed amid coalition dissent

Two coalition MPs yesterday failed to support the amendment to the recent tax arrears law, which nonetheless passed through Parliament, as a New Democracy lawmaker announced he was quitting the party. The amendment, demanded by the troika, means that… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/22/2014: Front Page: Coalition leaders prepare for troika amid sour mood

A dispute betweenNew Democracy and PASOK over civil servants’ salaries continued yesterday, underlining the big task facing Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos as they prepare to meet today to discuss the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/21/2014: Front Page: Self-opposing coalition

Even though a number of polls see the total percentage of the two ruling parties trailing that of SYRIZA, New Democracy and PASOK are still in government and the leftists in opposition. This means that the three parties should be assessed on the basis… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/16/2014: Front Page: Coalition shooting itself in the foot

The systemis headed straight for collapse when the political battle is being fought for the sake of show, aimed at either placating or agitating the citizens. This was clearly the case in the debate on the confidence vote in Parliament last week. The… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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PASOK MP Kremastinos calls for broad coalition gov’t with different PM to seek debt relief

PASOK MP Dimitris Kremastinos on Friday became the latest lawmaker to call for a broad coalition government focused on negotiating the best possible deal with Greece’s international creditors, telling Parliament that such an administration could be led by… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/10/2014: Front Page: Coalition boosts ranks for vote of confidence

The coalition is expected to comfortably win a confidence vote in Parliament today, especially after its ranks were boosted yesterday by the return of independent MP Nikitas Kaklamanis to New Democracy. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who missed the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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9/27/2014: Front Page: Judges pressure coalition for their back pay

Greece’s judges wrote to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras yesterday to demand some 100 million euros in back pay, saying that they want the wages to be paid before the end of the year. Judges had their salaries cut in 2012 but after a legal battle,… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Judges pressure Greek coalition for their back pay

Greece’s judges wrote to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Friday to demand some 100 million euros in back pay, saying that they want the wages to be paid before the end of the year. Judges had their salaries cut in 2012 but after a legal battle, which th… … Full News here – Latest News

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9/26/2014: Front Page: Coalition seeks strategy

The coalition was searching yesterday for bargaining chips ahead of the troika’s return to Athens after a teleconference with representatives of Greece’s lenders late on Wednesday suggested that the imminent review of the Greek program will not prove… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Greek coalition concerned troika inspection may drag on

The International Monetary Fund’s denial of reports that it will host a discussion on Greek debt relief in November and Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s insistence that no talks on the next phase for the Greek economy can be held until the troika rev… … Full News here – Latest News

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Coalition bent on protecting weaker groups

The coalition government appears determined to extend the agreed foreclosure protection period for first homes and vulnerable social groups, even if unilateral action is required in the event that the country’s creditors, known as the troika, do not conse… … Full News here – Latest News

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Coalition set to nominate Kouvelis for president

Greece’s coalition leaders appear set to nominate Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the small Democratic Left (DIMAR) party, as their candidate for the country’s next president after Karolos Papoulias’s tenure expires in February, Kathimerini understands. The mod… … Full News here – Latest News

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8/22/2014: Front Page: Coalition mulls ENFIA changes

The single property tax (ENFIA) and the errors it contains are expected to top the agenda of a meeting between Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis and New Democracy lawmakers today, as the government prepares to make changes to the levy that should ease… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Anti-racism bill to go to vote in late August after coalition reaches agreement

The two parties in the ruling coalition have reached an agreement on the provisions of a contentious anti-racism bill that has divided the government for a year-and-a-half, reports said on Tuesday, with a vote on the legislation expected on August 26 and … … Full News here – Latest News

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