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John Ward – Greece: Samaras Misses 2nd Round Vote Target By A Mile…All Eyes On The Final Round – 25 December 2014

JohnWSAMARAS IN A CORNER, WITH THE DUNCE CAP ON – ALL EC EYES ON MONDAY

The second round of Presidential voting ended yesterday, and the chosen Samaras candidate Stavros Dimas missed by 34 the 200 votes required to put him into the Presidential Palace…and keep the Prime Minister in a job. Significantly, only 13 votes were garnered beyond the ruling Coalition. This was a major snub for the man from Kalamata, who the Sunday before had asked for a “national reconciliation” to carry the Government. Unfortunately for him, most MPs decided the Greeks have been carrying Evangelos Venizelos and 4,800 Brussels sprouts around for five years, and enough is enough. Continue reading