Greek journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was arrested for revealing the list of Greeks with large deposits in Swiss banks! The list was originally sent to the Greek government by the current head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde.
Mr. Vaxevanis (the editor of the magazine Hot Doc which revealed the list) announced on his twitter account this morning that he was arrested, and that he will appear on court on Monday morning in order to set the date of his trial, on charges of violating laws relating to the privacy of personal data.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Greece that the "tough path" of painful spending cuts will pay off, amid demonstrations by thousands of protesters in Athens in a show of anger against her visit.
Greek police issued a statement that any public gatherings and marches would be banned that time in a large area around the city center. (Follow the link to see the map below)
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Greece fulfills its commitments for cuts on flexible spendings
TROIKA isn't going to renegotiate Memorandum before its implementation!
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Together with Pasok party and the Democratic Left, a small party that won only 16 percent of the vote, Mr. Samaras forms a New Government.
Mr. Samaras had supported the bailout. After the May elections, in which New Democracy and Pasok suffered a drubbing while Syriza made big gains, Mr. Samaras has said he will seek to soften the deal’s terms; but soon, Mr. Samaras will be forced to make massive spending cuts to carry out the country’s “obligations” according to the Memorandum…
Syriza party stated it will fight if the new government does not repudiate the most onerous terms of Greece’s loan deals.
Meanwhile, the departmental finance minister George Zanias will represent Greece at the meeting of Eurogroup on Thursday, and Ecofin on Friday. Mr. Zanias will ask the Finance Ministers of the Euro zone for a time extension of two years to reduce the deficit (until 2016).
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras
Ministry of Interior
Minister: Euripides Stylianidis
Undersecretary: Charalambos Athanassiou (former president of the Judges Association)
...the Saviors of our Nation...
1. NEW DEMOCRACY: 30.11% - 130 seats
2. SYRIZA: 26.49% - 70 seats
3. PASOK: 12.60% 34 seats
4. INDEPENDENT GREEKS 7.43% 20 seats
5. GOLDEN DAWN 6.93% 18 seats
6. DEMOCRATIC LEFT 6.05% 16 seats
7. KKE 4.52% 12 seats
None of the other parties is near the 3% threshold. Minor changes (+/- 0.5%) might occur at the final results.
Antonis Samaras made a statement from Zappeion:
The two police officers that were guarding the polling station got injured and they are transported to the hospital.
Experts express the opinion that the election process in the specific polling station must be repeated....
The first exit polls show that New Democracy party will get between 30.5 per cent and 27 per cent,the left-wing Radical Left Coalition of Syriza between 30 per cent and 27 per cent and PASOK between 12 per cent and 10 per cent:
1. NEA DIMOCRATIA: 27.5% – 30.5%
2. SYRIZA: 27% – 30%
3. PASOK: 10% -12%
4. INDEPENDENT GREEKS 6% – 7.5%
5. CHRYSI AVGI 6% – 7%
6. DEMOCRATIC LEFT 5.5% -6.5%
7. KKE 5% -6%
In another exit-poll by "Public Issue" for SKAI TV, Syriza seems to be the winning party with 25-31%: