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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-05-27

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  • [01] Samaras: June 17 vote won't be 'loose' like May 6
  • [02] PASOK 'lynchpin' of next gov't, Venizelos forecasts
  • [03] Foreign ministry on Ankara reaction to Pontian genocide commemoration
  • [04] Slovenia-Greece 1-1 in friendly ahead of Euro 2012
  • [05] Acropolis Rally concludes on Sunday

  • [01] Samaras: June 17 vote won't be 'loose' like May 6

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    In his rejoinder at New Democracy's national party conference on Saturday, ND leader Antonis Samaras stressed that votes in the upcoming June 17 election will be much more focused than in the May 6 election, which proved inconclusive.

    "Unlike what happened on May 6, this time on June 17 the vote will not be loose. The crucial choice for the country's future will predominate. And every citizen wants to see clearly what he will choose. Not just to send a message but in order to give the most crucial mandate, so that the country can be governed on the following day," Samaras said.

    According to ND's leader, there were three dilemmas facing voters: the first concerned those that would lead Greece to exiting the euro and the return of the drachma, the second was whether the country would be led to destruction or growth and the third lay between those who represented an obsession with the old and those who represented the new. amna

    "We will not toy with such serious things. We will not toy with Greece. We represent staying in the euro and a change in the economic recipe so that Greece can start to grow and attain its goals," he

    He made it clear that he intends to restore low pensions and benefits for large familes, while refusing further cuts to wages and pensions and without new taxes.amna

    [02] PASOK 'lynchpin' of next gov't, Venizelos forecasts

    AMNA /

    There can be no government on June 18 without PASOK," the leader of the PASOK party Evangelos Venizelos stressed on Saturday. He was speaking at a political event at the Corinth Chamber of Commerce, where he began a tour of Argos and Nafplio.

    According to Venizelos, the only government policy that could be followed was PASOK's policy platform and the only solution was a government "with a responsible centre-left at its core". At the same time, he emphasised that PASOK was not prepared to be a "filler-in" for other parties and that its members would not be ministers in any government formed on June 18.

    "If some believe that they can create a false impression of two poles, they are making a big mistake because it has been proved that people want collaboration," Venizelos added.

    [03] Foreign ministry on Ankara reaction to Pontian genocide commemoration

    AMNA / Foreign ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras, referring to an announcement issued by the Turkish foreign ministry regarding events in memory of the Pontian genocide, stressed that "on May 19 Greeks honour the memory of their brothers, who suffered martyrdom in the Black Sea region. History cannot be written off, nor can it be re-written with announcements. It demands respect to enable us to build a future of peace."

    [04] Slovenia-Greece 1-1 in friendly ahead of Euro 2012

    AMNA / Greek player Sotirios Ninis (L) is pressured by Slovenia's Miso Brecko during the soccer friendly match between Greece and Slovenia in Kufstein, Tyrol, Austria, 26 May 2012. Greece is preparing for the UEFA EURO 2012. ANMA / EPA/EXPA/J√úRGEN FEICHTER

    [05] Acropolis Rally concludes on Sunday

    AMNA / The Acropolis Rally 2012 kicked off on Thursday afternoon in central Athens, with a total of 56 crews (17 WRC crews) participating in what is said to be the toughest race of the World Rally Championship (WRC).

    The Acropolis Rally, dubbed the "Rally of Gods", is the sixth round of the 13-round 2012 World Rally Championship (WRC), and this year features 18 Special Stages (SS) and a Power Stage, which will be shown live on television.

    According to the WRC, the Acropolis Rally is one of the most iconic events in the sport, and winning it earns significant kudos.amna A view of a special course in a moutainous portion of Corinth prefecture, southwest of Athens. AMNA

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