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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-05-07

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  • [01] Clinton Indiana-Obama N. Carolina
  • [02] Slovenia Enters Eurozone
  • [03] PASOK Central Committee Convenes

  • [01] Race of the Primaries Continues

    Clinton Indiana-Obama N. Carolina

    07 May 2008 11:16:00

    By Athina Saloustrou

    Sources: Reuters

    TV networks MSNBC and CNN report that Hillary Clinton scored an easy victory in a split fight for the Democratic presidential nomination in Indiana with 51% of votes in contrast to 29% gathered by Barack Obama, (639.192 to 615.713 votes). With 100% of votes counted in N. Carolina Obama was the winner (56% to Clintons 42%). According to CNN, Clinton leads on delegates (37) in Indiana while Obama follows with 33. In North Carolina, 45 delegates support Obama and 37 are in favor of Clinton. Political analysts note that Indiana results are not favorable for Clinton as the difference between the two candidates is smaller than what Hillary expected to be. Her slim margin in Indiana and loss in North Carolina raises fresh questions about the viability of her effort to overtake Obamas lead in delegates and popular votes won in the nominating race.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

    [02] Slovenia Enters Eurozone

    07 May 2008 09:58:00


    Sources: ANA, MNA

    Commission approved Slovenia to become the second former communist state which will adopt the Euro currency. The European Committee will report that Slovenia which became member of the European Union on May 2004 fulfilled the severe fiscal goals necessary for its entrance in Eurozone. With Slovenias participation, Eurozone members will rise to 16. The European Central Bank is expected to release to public a separate report on Slovenias entrance to the Eurozone. Finance Ministers of the European Union are to sigh on June the Commissions agreement by which they will approve Bratislavas adoption of Euro.

    [03] Under the President Mr. Giorgos Papandreou

    PASOK Central Committee Convenes

    07 May 2008 09:01:00


    Sources: 105.8, NA-NA

    PASOK central committee convenes today at 11.00. This is the first meeting under the opposition party president Mr. Giorgos Papandreou after his recent injury.

    Mr. Papandreou is expected to focus on everyday issues, high taxation and the increasing number of loans. Mr. Papandreou is expecting answers for these issues from the Prime Minister on Friday. He is also expected to speak about the constitutional review repeating for once more his suggestions regarding the tackling of corruption. He will also make special references on OTE and will give emphasis on Skopje issue.

    Translated by Sofia Gartziou

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