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New Greek Elections Called as Left Holds Firm Against Austerity Drive
Coalition efforts fail to build consensus; financial markets tremble as possible Euro exit looms
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Greek Leftist Leader Gains Support for Standing Firm Against Austerity
Alexis Tsipras says he will not be 'partner in crime' with mainstream leaders
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Round One to Radical Left, Round Two to Europe?
ATHENS - Kosmas Bitros (29) didn’t "believe in politics and in elections as a way of changing society". Still, he showed up at the ballot boxes for the first time last Sunday to cast a vote against austerity in the Greek national elections. Though he did not identify with one particular party,...
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In Victory, Greek Left Says: No Bailout, No Austerity
Greece's Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the insurgent Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left) party vowed Wednesday to rip up the terms of Greece’s international bailout. Tsipras, who has 3 days to attempt to form a government, aims to forge a coalition of “leftist” parties that would overturn...
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The Day After: Europe Rejects Austerity
So the voters have voted—in Britain, in France, in Greece, in Schleswig-Holstein—and the markets are tumbling. In Britain, the Tories took a serious beating from Labour in local elections, though Ken Livingston lost in London to Mayor Boris Johnson; their Liberal Democrat coalition partners were...
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Austerity on the Ropes as Greek Voters Punish Ruling Coalition
Parties that passed unpopular belt-tightening measures punished by electorate at ballot box
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Europe Braces Itself as Greek Voters Head to Polls
Today Greeks go to the polls for an early general election, which may result in turmoil, threatening to reinvigorate the Euro-zone crisis. Greece's two main parties, the socialist Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) and the New Democracy conservatives, are expected to suffer in the parliamentary...
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Thousands March in Athens Austerity Protest
ATHENS - Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Athens on Thursday against austerity measures demanded by the new unity government to persuade its creditors to release bankruptcy-saving loans. "We will throw all of them out," promised a banner held aloft by students, while another carried by...
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