The 2007 Parliamentary Election in Greece

Konstantinos Gemenis

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After the defeat of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) in the 2004 election, the party of Nea Dimokratia (New Democracy, ND) begun its first term in government since 1993 on a platform promising to fight rising prices and corruption and ‘reconstruct’ the state. ND’s term begun with the realisation that public deficit and public debt figures have been underestimated by the previous PASOK government. This recognition brought sanctions from the European Union and criticism from the socialist opposition which cited the country’s ‘national interest’. More importantly, however, it enabled the government to abandon many of its popular but costly electoral promises.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)95-101
JournalMediterranean Politics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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