Tuesday December 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
13o C
8o C
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Venizelos gathering team to lead PASOK

Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, who is due to resign on Monday after being elected the new PASOK leader, is finalizing his campaign team for the upcoming elections, which New Democracy will prepare for with less depleted ranks after welcoming back on Friday five of its MPs who had been ousted for voting against the new bailout.

Venizelos is the only candidate standing in Sunday’s leadership elections, which will see 1,074 ballot boxes set up around the country for PASOK supporters to express their support for the outgoing finance minister. Sources close to Venizelos said if 80,000 of some 400,000 registered members voted it would be considered a strong endorsement of his candidacy.

The minister is expected to meet Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and President Karolos Papoulias on Monday to formally tender his resignation. Venizelos is also expected to name a new spokesman for PASOK next week, as well as finalizing the party officials that will lead the party’s campaign ahead of elections, which are likely to be held in early May.

Outgoing PASOK leader George Papandreou is due to meet Papademos on Saturday. In his last full day in charge of the Socialist party that his father formed, Papandreou attended a discussion about the economic crisis in Strasbourg, where he met French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande.

In a bid to halt the momentum of the Independent Greeks, the party founded by New Democracy rebel Panos Kammenos, conservative leader Antonis Samaras on Friday approved the return of five MPs who had opposed the terms of Greece’s new loan deal. ND sources said that it is possible another five of the 22 MPs expelled from the party may return to the conservative fold over the next few days.

Also on Friday five of the 20 PASOK MPs expelled over the bailout vote held talks with the Democratic Left. It is likely the deputies will join the leftist party.

ekathimerini.com , Friday March 16, 2012 (21:45)  
Gov´t seeks better result in second presidential vote as bribe claim probe shelved
Civil servants to grade evaluation scheme
Police collar fraudsters who conned money out of jobless
Bill aims to close down landfills, curb EU fines
October data show fleeing bondholders
October data compiled by the Bank of Greece confirm that foreign investors are letting go of their Greek bonds, as within just one month the country’s central bank recorded an outflow of 1.7...
Expired debts to the state soar to more than 72 bln euros
Households’ inability to keep up with their tax payments combined with anticipation of the new repayment plans, which were finally announced a few weeks ago, led to expired debts to the stat...
Inside Business
Special day for Abidal, lucky one for PAOK
PAOK scraped through its Livadia challenge beating Levadiakos to remain on top of the Super League for Christmas, one point ahead of Olympiakos that enjoyed a great game at Kalloni and offer...
Explosive Barca unfazed by Panathinaikos, bomb scare
Panathinaikos lost 80-67 at home to Barcelona on Friday in a rather meaningless game at the end of the first group stage of the Euroleague, but the encounter will be remembered for the bomb ...
Inside Sports
Klaus Regling stresses debt sustainability through commitment to reforms
BRUSSELS – The man who is responsible for the loans to Greece as managing director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM/EFSF), Klaus Regling, is the only high-ranking European official w...
‘Crisis of confidence will come back again and again,’ says Thomas Piketty
He’s treated like a rock star wherever he goes to lecture. His book “Capital in the 21st Century,” a study on income and wealth inequality from the 18th century to the present, recently tran...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
1. October data show fleeing bondholders
2. Expired debts to the state soar to more than 72 bln euros
3. First four contracts to fund small firms signed by IfG and banks
4. Investors putting plans on hold
5. Gov´t seeks better result in second presidential vote as bribe claim probe shelved
6. Civil servants to grade evaluation scheme
more news
This Week
1. Greek parliament vote in balance after Samaras election offer
2. Euro shaky on ECB and Greece, dollar keeps edge
3. Prosecutor gathers depositions in Independent Greeks 'bribe' probe
4. Government accuses SYRIZA and Independent Greeks of 'clear alliance'
5. Klaus Regling stresses debt sustainability through commitment to reforms
6. Draghi starts squaring QE circle in month of persuasion for ECB
This Week
1. Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk
2. High stakes
3. Europe's drama in Greece needs final act to avoid tragedy
4. On the edge but not gutless
5. Ship with 200 migrants off Pylos towed to Italy after passengers refuse to stop in Greece
6. Greek PM offers compromise solution with elections by end-2015
   Find us ...
  ... on
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.