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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-02-17

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] 'ND will win the next general elections'
  • [02] Carnival climaxes in Greece
  • [03] Two fire-bomb attacks in Athens

  • [01] 'ND will win the next general elections'

    Ruling New Democracy (ND) party Secretary Lefteris Zagoritis said late Friday night that "we will not hold general elections so as to solve the political impasses of (main opposition) PASOK." He noted that "our opponent is not PASOK and (its leader) George Papandreou but the problems."

    He added that "George Papandreou has to deal with his own internal party problems."

    Zagoritis, who was speaking to ND members in Lamia, central Greece, underlined that "the citizens do not want elections but want from us to solve the problems."

    The ND Secretary expressed certainty that "the ND will win the (next) general elections."

    He stressed that "they were telling us that we are simply a small parenthesis, we are a parenthesis which will last for a decade and more."

    (ANA-MPA file photo of New Democracy party Secretary Lefteris Zagoritis)

    [02] Carnival climaxes in Greece

    Events marking the last weekend of Carnival before the start of Lent will culminate around Greece over the weekend, with the biggest celebrations scheduled in the western port city of Patras. The Carnival is being held in mostly rainy and windy weather throughout the country.

    The Carnival in Xanthi constitutes one of the biggest celebrations throughout northern Greece.

    The Patras Carnival comes a year after the city assumed the cultural capital of Europe series of events.

    (ANA-MPA file photo of revelers dressed in colourful costumes celebrating the onset of the carnival season in Athens.)

    [03] Two fire-bomb attacks in Athens

    Two fire-bomb attacks occurred at dawn on Saturday at the Athens suburb of Ilion and Patission street in the city centre. At 1 a.m. at Ilion, unidentified persons broke the window pane of a National Bank branch and threw a fire-bomb inside it, resulting in a fire which caused material damage. The fire was extinguished by 15 firemen.

    At 5:40 a.m., a group of about ten youths threw fire-bombs at the entrance of a Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) branch at Patission street, resulting in material damage being caused.

    (ANA-MPA file photo of a National Bank branch whose ATM was set fire to)


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