Greece’s Hot Spring united Greeks from all walks of life but it was ultimately defeated due to the lack of a clear political alternative.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Greece. According to Freedom House, Greece is an electoral democracy and has "fair electoral laws, equal campaigning opportunities, and a system of compulsory voting that is weakly enforced". Also see our articles on Europe.
Press freedom in Greece under pressure. The state is abusing its authority, creating a sense of “asphyxiation” in public discourse.
A strong, radically democratic vision for the left must combine advocacy of growing state power with demands for more effective citizen oversight.
To what extent are elections truly democratic? At the dawn of democracy in Athens, elected representatives used to be picked by lot.
The small Balkan country of Macedonia officially changed its name Tuesday by adding a geographic designation that ends a decades-old dispute.
Few Macedonians turned out to vote in a referendum on whether to change the name of their country — a move towards joining NATO and the European Union.
President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia says he won’t vote in a Sept. 30 referendum on whether to change the Balkan country’s name to “North Macedonia.”
This is in keeping with his promise to bring his transnational movement down to the national level in due course
The paradox of ancient Greek democracy is that the freedom and rights of citizens depended on the subjugation
Politicians need your help; they need to hear the voice and clear message of the people. They must be directed to completely different politics and to a developed democracy that dares to remake and make right.