“Panos Kammenos the leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks party (ANEL) claimed that governing New Democracy attempted to bribe an MP of his party in order to secure her vote for the election of a new President of the Hellenic Republic.”
“In a television interview Kammenos said that three months ago a member of new Democracy approached the MP offering three million euros to secure their vote.”
“The Greek Parliament is set to vote for a new President of the Republic in March and the governing coalition is struggling to amass at least 180 votes needed to elect a president and avoid snap elections.”
The collapsing government in panic, tries to find ways to surpass the second biggest barrier in about four months for the election of the new President of Greece to replace Karolos Papoulias. Today, Samaras' coalition managed to collect marginally 155 votes, but according to the Greek constitution, at least 180 votes in the parliament required for the election of the President of Greece, otherwise the country should proceed in national elections. [...] Some independent MPs in the Greek parliament declared that the election of the President of Greece in February 2015 is a different case and left an open door to approach government until then, having in mind, of course, to request for some "rewards".