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Macedonian Press Agency: News in English, 03-11-15
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
 THE METROPOLITE OF SPARTA BRIEFED THE HOLY SYNOD ON THE MISSION TO THE FANARAthens, 14 November 2003 (21:28 UTC+2)
The two Metropolites, who delivered the formal text of the decision of the Church of Greece hierarchy to the Ecumenical Patriarch, appeared optimistic before the Holy Synod that a solution will be found in the crisis between the Church of Greece and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
The Holy Synod was briefed by Metropolite Efstathios of Monemvasia and Sparta, who delivered the Church of Greece decision to the Ecumenical Patriarch. He stated that the Ecumenical Patriarch appreciated the hierarchy decision to send its decision with two Metropolites and not by mail.
 THE OPPOSITION PARTIES ON THE NEW ELECTION LAWAthens, 14 November 2003 (21:08 UTC+2)
Right-wing main opposition party of New Democracy Parliamentary spokesman Prokopis Pavlopoulos characterized the new election law as an indication of panic on behalf of the government. Speaking to the radio station ERA, he pointed out that the Simitis government plays again with the institutions and this time, the victim is the election law because the government has no policy and no political seriousness.
He also accused the government of attempting to mislead public opinion away from the major problems of the country and the government failures.
Coalition of the Left Political Secretariat member Mr. Pitsiorlas stated that the new election law is a proof of the stagnation experienced by the governing party of PASOK. He stated that the governing Socialist Party of PASOK changes the election law in order to leave it the way it is and reiterated the Coalition of the Left position, which is in favor of proportional representation.
Democratic Social Movement President Dimitris Tsovolas stated in a press conference that the election law proposed by the government is unacceptable and anti-democratic.
The new election law decided by the cabinet aims at shielding the anti-popular political system, and the strengthening of the two-party politics, stressed the Greek Communist Party.