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Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM

Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.

Jan 27, 2015, 02:01 AM IST

Alexis Tsipras, boyish PM out to restore Greek dignity

Alexis Tsipras is on a mission to restore Greece's dignity after winning Sunday's general election and becoming his country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

Jan 27, 2015, 00:59 AM IST

Greece dissolves parliament for January ballot

Greece`s parliament was dissolved Wednesday ahead of an early election watched warily by markets and international creditors concerned that the austerity-weary country could start unwinding unpopular fiscal reforms.

Jan 01, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

Polls to determine whether Greece stays in Europe: PM

Greece started counting down Tuesday to a snap election next month as the prime minister warned that the ballot will determine whether the crisis-hit country remains part of the eurozone.

Dec 30, 2014, 23:04 PM IST

Early elections a stark choice for Greece: Press

Greek media on Tuesday said the country faced a stark choice in early elections next month between unpopular reforms demanded by the country`s EU-IMF creditors and `social salvation` promised by the radical left.

Dec 30, 2014, 15:28 PM IST

Greek MPs hold crunch presidential vote to avert snap polls

Lawmakers in debt-laden Greece will on Monday try for a third and final time to elect a new president and avoid a snap general election that could undermine the country`s international bailout.

Dec 28, 2014, 09:02 AM IST

Greece faces tall order to prevent early elections: Analysts

Greece`s embattled government will be hard-pushed to forestall early elections -- and a blow to fiscal reforms -- by steering a snap presidential ballot through parliament next week, analysts say.

Dec 12, 2014, 21:06 PM IST

Greece to dissolve Parliament for new election

Greece`s day-old Parliament held its last session on Friday to allow for new elections next month.

May 19, 2012, 09:42 AM IST

Greek caretaker government sworn in

The Greek caretaker government will lead the country to the second round of national polls in June.

May 17, 2012, 16:23 PM IST

Greeks withdraw $894 million from banks over euro exit fears

Greeks have withdrawn millions of euros from their banks in recent days, with the country's president spoke of "fear that could develop into panic" at the country's banks in the weeks before fresh elections that could precipitate Athens exit from the eurozone.

May 17, 2012, 14:49 PM IST

Greece coalition talks fail, fresh polls ahead

The meeting will examine a new proposal brought by President for a government of technocrats or respected personalities.

May 15, 2012, 18:46 PM IST

Double blow to Greek coalition talks

The Democratic Left party said it was not inclined to become part of a coalition that didn’t include the more radical far left Syriza.

May 14, 2012, 09:27 AM IST

Greek efforts for coalition flounder

Critical last-ditch talks to form a coalition government in crisis-struck Greece floundered once more on Sunday.

May 13, 2012, 14:08 PM IST

Greece calls May 6 poll that may create stalemate

PM Lucas Papademos said in a televised address to the nation after meeting the president that the parliamentary election would be held on May 6.

Apr 12, 2012, 15:39 PM IST