Mon, May 20 2013
George Papandreou, leader of Greece's opposition socialist party Pasok.
Hand on the Bible, George Papandreou took the oath as Greece’s new prime minister on October 6 2009. It was expected that he would announce his cabinet later the same day.
Landslide victory to be followed by naming of Pasok cabinet, while Costas Karamanlis, ousted as prime minister in Greece’s October 4 2009 election, has resigned as leader of New Democracy.
Opposition socialist party Pasok, leading in the polls ahead of Greece’s October 4 2009, has added troubled relations with Turkey to what it sees as the failures of the Karamanlis government.
Basing his campaign in Greece’s October 5 2009 snap elections on the economy, prime minister Costas Karamanlis – whose party is running second in opinion polls – claims that poll leader Papandreou’s economic solutions are too vague.
The economy is the key issue as Karamanlis and Papandreou begin their bout for control of Greece
Ruling party trails in polls, hit by economic crisis, violence in Athens some months ago and a series of corruption scandals. The election will be on October 4.
Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in instituting temporary moratoriums on shale gas exploration.
Coalition around ruling Democratic Party has largest share of vote in Serbia's parliamentary election, according to exit polls.
Centre-right New Democracy is said by exit polls to have largest share of votes, but diminished even from its 2009 defeat, while socialists Pasok – the 2009 victors – gets somewhere around 14 to 17 per cent.
An agreement reached with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will allow voters with dual citizenship in Kosovo to vote in the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Serbia.
Twenty radical Muslims suspected of being members of a terrorist group that has been linked to the murder of five fishermen in early April.