Saturday, January 3, 2015

Greece Election Update ( January 3 , 2014 ) Party Leaders on the campaign trail - and the comparison between Samaras and Tsipras appears stark ! Is the true opponent in the Snap for SYRIZA - Germany ?

Greece items of note - on the campaign trail !


Tweets....

Europe very much involved in Greece's Election...





Ifo’s Sinn Says Only Euro-Exit Can Prevent Greece Bankruptcy: HB




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Olli Rehn wants to reduce Greek debt - Ehemaliger EU-Währungskommissar: Rehn will griechische Schuldenlast reduzieren







I don't see how Grexit posturing works for Europe. Acrimony palpable. At least Jürgen Stark admits restructuring is best option.




Interesting to me Spiegel mentions Ireland and Portugal contagion and not Spain and Italy. Why? Sounds like Spain/Italy seen as red line





If you read Spiegel article, no mention of Spain or Italy. Why? I believe it's because Germans know EZ fails with contagion there





Grexit: "The danger of contagion is limited because Portugal and Ireland are considered rehabilitated" - German govt official



Tweets - Teacher Dude et al....










"It's been a long, a long time coming But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will"








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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Greek leftist Tsipras says ECB cannot shut Greece out of ... - Reuters







Today Tsipras spoke in a stadium, Samaras spoke in a hotel , Venizelos spoke in a cafe - state of play in Greek elections



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Palmos poll for : SYRIZA 29.4 New Democracy 22 G. Dawn 5.7 KKE 4.3 Potami 4.1 Ind Greeks 3.2 PASOK 3 Others 8 Undecided 12.1






Greek timeline of events








Very powerful speech by Tsipras, he and SYRIZA have come a long way in the last few years






Tsipras speech will energise the party base, since it shows party not willing to compromise to win power.




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"We will break the triangle of corruption between political parties, oligarchs and banks"








The rule of law for everyone, even for ministers - Tsipras







The difference between Tsipras and Samaras is so huge, difficult to put in just one tweet. 2015 Vs 1955







Only 10 ministries - getting rid of those govt structures that are a hothouse of corruption - Tsipras





We recognise the problems of the Greek public sector and patron-client relations previous govts have created - Tsipras





The Gloves Come Off: Germany Says Grexit "Manageable" As Tsipras Demands Greek Debt Writeoff







We will put an end to mass sackings, re-instate collective bargaining - Tsipras







We will put a stop to the auctioning off of primary residence confiscated by got - Tsipras.That alone will win election for Tsipras







The ENFIA property tax will be abolished, Public Development Bank to be created for SMEs - Tsipras





Outstanding debts to Greek govt more than 70 billion euros - Tsipras







Says these measure will be implemented no matter what happened with negotiations with creditors






Free health care, free public transport for weakest social group, the abolition of the govt tax on heating oil - Tsipras







Free electricity and food stamps to at least 400,000 Greeks - Tsipras






Tsipras says there must be a moratorium on debt payment to allow Greek economy to recover from crisis






When German govt routinely breaks its own rules concerning govt spending, why can't Greece, gripped by humanitarian crisis? - Tsipras






We guarantee the bank deposits of the Greek people - Tsipras






Austerity is irrational and destructive - Tsipras






We need to put an end to this vicious circle of borrowing money to pay off debts - Tsipras






Tsipras - it's not a break between Greece and our partners but a break with barbarity






Tsipras - the dilemma on 25/1 is austerity or growth







Tsipras - corporate press said that the communists would take away your homes, but govt has voted measures 4 confiscation of main residences






After seeing Tsipras and Samaras speak today , no wonder SYRIZA is 7.4% ahead







Tsipras accusing New Democracy and Troika of having a shared agenda which promises even harsher austerity measures, if they're re-elected






"Unfortunately, for Mr Samaras, Mrs Merkel and Mr Schauble will not vote, but Greek men and women" - Tsipras






"SYRIZA is not the enemy of the future of Europe" - Tsipras







Tsipras now saying both FT and Der Spiegal have favourable view of SYRIZA's policies







Tsipras name checking Spain's Podemos and Ireland's Sinn Fein







Europe is threatened by the rise of fascism, not the Left - Tsipras




Tsipras says they (govt) are with the zombies, whilst SYRIZA is with the living. After seeing the PM's speech, I have to agree.




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Seen as Grexit is a thing people are talking about again, this really is worth reading on the technicalities of that







Papandreou launches party, aims for post-election role





Talk about chalk and cheese. Tsipras now speaking to audience about 50x times bigger than that of PM. Hell, I can even see young people.




Greek PM couldn't even win over party loyalists in his Larissa speech, very lukewarm response at the end. V.bad for New Democracy






Absolutely nothing new in Greek PM's speech today, if he doesn't up his game, New Democracy going to get crushed at the polls





Greek PM just finished his speech, to say the audience's response was lacklustre is understating things. This with party loyalists





I remember the time when a Greek PM could attract crowds numbering 100's of thousands and have them eating out of his hand.