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    Gerald
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        Greek General Election on October 4. Bets on for a PASOK victory.

        While we do not overtly promote betting in this forum, the Greek General Election on October 4 is firing up the betting community in favour of PASOK, the current opposition in Parliament.

        As odds on favourite PASOK is at 1 to 50 to win the most seats in the next parliament.

        Incumbents Nea Dimokratia (New Democrats) with a one seat majority in the outgoing parliament are at 10:1 while any other party is at 500 to 1 to win most seats.

        As the voters are growing weary of the two main parties, especially among the young, there is a good chance of a hung parliament with the communists, greens or other left wing parties being drawn into a coalition government.

        These are very difficult times for today’s politics in Greece when the country needs a strong central government with a reform agenda to bring it more in line with EU policies.

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        #17249
        .:Bill:.
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            Looks like Pasok have got it, they’ve got 155 seats and it’s only 9 oclock . 151 is needed to control parliament

            #17472
            moggy1923
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                you can watch the RESULTS LIVE as coming in now

                http://www.ekloges.ypes.gr/pages/index.html

                DO NOT try to translate it, as it will not work. INSTEAD see down the page on the bottom left, CLICK on English Flag and that will translate. 69.41% voted.

                see the flags under and the numbers beside
                PASOK has the half green spiky wheel or star.sun above

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                #17624
                lea and lou
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                    Comfortable Socialist win suits Greek markets

                    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSTRE5932GX20091004

                    #17735
                    Gerald
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                        2009 General Election: Greece Returns to Socialist Policies to Weather the Economy Downturn

                        Tks Lea and Lou, Moggy and Bill for your input.  This is an important time in Greek national politics.

                        Clearly the Greek electorate is not prepared to stomach continuing austerity to get themselves back on a firmer economic footing, per the Nea Democratia policy (outgoing conservative government).

                        Instead Pa.So.K (socialists), the incoming administration are going to inject billions to reflate the economy that is in recession or on the verge of it.

                        Of note, Pasok’s platform includes the return of major capital gains taxes, and a tax on stock investments/trading.

                        One question is: how will any capital gains tax impact on the sale of a holiday home in Greece?

                        We will know come this November when Pa.So.K presents its first budget since winning a clear and solid victory in Parliament.

                        Crete Results

                        MPs standing based on the four Prefectures on the Island. (Crete is one of Greece’s "Regions"). The last general election was in 2007.

                        2009 General Election
                        Heraklion
                        Pa.So.K        5 Members of Parliament (2007 = 4)
                        ND               2 MP’s (2007 = 3)

                        Lassithi
                        Pas.So.K       1 MP (2007 = 1)
                        ND               1 MP (2007 = 1)

                        Rethymnon
                        Pas.So.K       1 MP (2007 = 1)
                        ND               1 MP (2007 = 1)

                        Chania
                        Pa.So.K        3 MPs (2007 = 1)
                        ND               1 MP (2007 = 3)

                        Greece operates a form of proportional representation in vote counting. The swing to the socialists was an even 7-8 per cent across the country. There are 14 minority parties, mainly socialist, green or left wing. None on Crete were elected to Parliament.

                        #17815
                        sokin
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                            gerald we will not know a lot in November and in the budget as most of the budget has been done fron the last goverment and the new one will just make some small alterations.
                            we will have an idea though of what they plan to do but their actual economic budget will be next year.

                            edit: P.S. should we only care about their economic plans based on holiday homes in crete and how they sell??? that is a totally wrong way of seeing things. it brings the housing market back to where it was. ladder thing and buy & sell purelly for profit. a house is not just for profit. its for living. and their economical plans should be more general than just short time profits from an industry

                            #17879
                            latsida
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                                Totally agree with you sokin.
                                I think that the new government is hoping to cut retail prices by 10% in their first 100 days of office that is a tall order and I hope they can achieve it
                                Gerald there is a nationalistic right wing party LAOS and they averaged 6 per cent of the vote

                                #17929
                                moggy1923
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                                    Heraklion has 8 seats,
                                    the 8th seat is :
                                    SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left)

                                    they had the same as last Election

                                    regards moggy

                                    #17973
                                    .:Bill:.
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                                        Papandreo said he would change some legal loopholes, that have allowed for years sitting governments to steal with impunity. One of them ,is that a sitting member of parliament, cannot be investigated for any wrong doings, untill they have left government, and then they must be brought before a judge within 18 months. It can take years to get all the required information to make a case. Lets hope his word is good. Oh and by the way Moggy, did you know that your twice as old as me?

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                                        sokin
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                                            oooohhhh one thing i forgot to say before.
                                            its all in the news etc that pasok got a massive 10% difference from nd.
                                            if you see the total votes in 2007 and 2009 its the same. nearly 3m votes for pasok. but its nd that lost 1m votes and this is why they lost.
                                            so the 43% pasok got its not a massive voting. its the same as always. its those that didnt like nd that votes others as a complain and as a result pasok got in power.

                                            something that i speculate that will also happen in UK in the next elections

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