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)
New Democracy party comes 2nd with 24% and PASOK was with 15%.
The poll also reveals an eight-party parliament:
The creators of Debtocracy, a documentary viewed by millions of people around the world, present their new production, entitled CATASTROIKA.
They analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization in developed countries and search for clues on the day after Greece’s massive privatization program.
Watch the full documentary with English subtitles below:
Nigel Farage: "These are big changes - the euro is doomed. And your policy sir, even if Greece accepts the austerity you're putting upon them, even if for the next eight years they obey all of this, they'll be still in 2020 have a debt GDP ratio of a 120 percent; which makes one ask "What is the point?"
The answer: "Laughing"
Watch the video below:
A demonstration against the latest economic measures and cuts is organized this afternoon in the center of Athens by GSEE and ADEDY, together with the Technical Chamber (TEE), the Layers Association (DPS) and the Athens Medical Association (ISA).
GSEE and ADEDY joined the "pan-European unions day of action", demanding "an equal and more fair Europe."
The protest will start at 6 pm and concert will also take place outside the parliament.
Earlier today member of GSEE stated:
"The employees in our country will continue their protests and will intensify the fight in Greece and Europe in order to end the social degradation"
The Metro stations of Syntagma, Panepistimio and Monastiraki are closed by the police.
The protest was not planned. The students were organized through the internet and gathered at the city's center from various schools of Athens.
The crowd started shouting slogans and held banners against the government's policies!
Unfortunately, riots started when a group of protesters began throwing bottles of water, oranges and other items against the police.
The police fired tear gas, and even chased students away from the parliament. One police men was injured and one student was arrested.
199 MPs said "YES" to the Memorandum. 78 MPs voted "NO"
17 MPs of "PASOK" and 19 from "New Democracy" party voted "NO"
More than 100000 people gathered in the center of Athens and outside the parliament in order to protest against the new austerity measures! From 5 o'clock this afternoon all the streets around Syntagma square were filled with protesters!
Large Demonstrations in many Greek cities!
Around 17:30 riots started in front of the Parliament. The police fired tear gas against protesters! The people responded with oranges and stones. A few minutes later the crowd moved at the south part of Syntagma Square. Due to the extensive use of chemicals many people have experienced breathing problems. Among them, Mikis Theodorakis and Manolis Glezos... Mikis Theodorakis, 85, and Manolis Glezos, 89 have asked people to come and protest with them outside the Parliament!
“I want to look right into their eyes, before they vote for the austerity measures” said Mr. Theodorakis before entering the Greek parliament and he added:
GSEE and ADEDY unionists are planning to gather at 5 pm at the Syntagma Square, while PAME will be at Omonia Square, at the same time.
In today's demonstration Greeks from all around the country will be gathered in Athens. Around 150 members of the Labour Center of Volos have already departed from their city with three buses, while many other groups from other cities will act the same...
Large demonstrations are also planned in many other Greek cities!
"These measures are not only tough but also painful for the working people!" said Mr. Koutsoukos and he added
“Our lenders ignored our arguments and suggestions in a blackmailing way… Our initial fears for the true purposes of the IMF have been confirmed. It is obvious they serve certain interests since the ignore negative effects of the measures in our country's economics and the recession.”
In addition, a few hours ago, the parliament member of PASOK party Pavlos Stasinos has also resigned, showing opposition to the cruel policies of the government!
UPD: The police convinced the man to surrender
An uknown 40 years old man has occupied the entry of the Old Parliament in downtown Athens, and threatens to blow up himself.
The man claims that he is belted with explosives. The area is blocked strong police forces.
Police negotiators are also at the point in order persuade him not to detonate the explosives.
According to latest reports, the man asks for a known journalist in order to list tax evaders.