New party in the house

040308_newparty.jpgThe center-right New Democracy party, led by Costas Karamanlis, will form the next government in Greece after a decisive win in Sunday's general elections. Shortly after the polls closed, Socialist leader George Papandreou conceded defeat and the country erupted into street parties, with car horns blaring, flags waving and fireworks bursting in the sky overhead. Karamanlis, 47, becomes the youngest prime minister in modern Greek history.

Posted on March 8, 2004 in Current Affairs, Politics | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Race for election gold

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It's election time in Greece with voters going to the polls on Sunday, March 7 to choose their political masters for the next few years. The election is shaping up to be a contest between two Greek political dynasties with Giorgos Papandreou, the leader of the ruling socialist PASOK party and Kostas Karamanlis, head of conservative New Democracy party, as the main contestants. Polls and pundits put Karamanlis' New Democracy in the lead to win the election. If PASOK's Panandreou is out of a job after Sunday's election, he can always run for president of the United States.

Posted on March 4, 2004 in Current Affairs, Politics | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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