First 'safe' estimate of election result at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday
AMNA--The first "safe" estimate of the result of Sunday's repeat general elections is expected to be released at around 9:30 on Sunday night, according the IT firm Singular Logic, which has been assigned the job of collecting and transmitting the results of voting throughout the country.
A total of 21 parties and coalitions and 58 independent candidates will be vying for seats in the 300-member unicameral parliament with 4,873 candidates, compared with 31 parties and coalitions and 52 independent candidates with a total of 6,500 candidates that ran in the inconclusive general elections on May 6.
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BUDGETMain opposition SYRIZA’s Lafazanis on Friday asserted that writing-off the greater part of Greece's debt was the only solution for the country's survival and a recovery of economic growth. At the same time, he criticised the government of being alone
STATE BUDGETThe Greek Parliament passed the 2014 budget with a majority vote in the early hours of Sunday
Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras on Sunday addressed his party's Central Committee and issued a invitation to all "creative forces in Greek society” to join a discussion on Greece's post-memorandum programme
FRENCH MINISTER VISITFrench Minister for European Affairs Thierry Repentin, who is paying an official visit to Athens ahead of Greece's assumption of the EU presidency in January 2014