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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-18

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  • [01] State Deputies elected
  • [02] Samaras to receive exploratory mandate at 12:30
  • [03] The Monday edition of Athens' dailies
  • [04] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Surge
  • [05] New finds in Petrified Forest of Lesvos

  • [01] State Deputies elected

    AMNA--New Democracy (ND) elected 4 Deputies of State, The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) elected 3, and PASOK, the Independent Greeks, the ultra-right Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn), the Democratic Left (DIMAR) parties and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) all elected on State MP each in Sunday's repeat general elections.

    The State Deputies are elected proportionally in accordance with the political parties' percentages in the elections on the basis of a list of State MP candidates for each party.amna

    Thus, from the ND State Deputies ticket, elected are Dora Bakoyannis (former ND minister and leader of the Democratic Alliance party, which has suspended its operation and collaborated with ND in Sunday's elections), Haralambos Athanassiou, Chryssanthos Lazaridis and Yiannis Michelakis (currently party press spokesman).

    Elected from SYRIZA are Manolis Glezos (veteran Left and national resistance figure), Theano Fotiou and Dimitris Tsoukalas.amna

    From PASOK, Olympics weightlifting medalist Pyrros Dimas is elected, from the Independent Greeks party press officer Terence Quick is elected, from Chryssi Avghi Christos Pappas is elected, from DIMAR Spyros Lykoudis is elected and from the KKE Thanassis Pafilis is elected.amna

    At the last minute, PASOK party spokesperson Fofi Gennimata was left out of parliament, being the second Deputy of State candidate with PASOK, which finally elected only one state MP.

    [02] Samaras to receive exploratory mandate at 12:30

    AMNA--New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras will go to the Presidential Mansion at 12:30 noon on Monday in order to receive from the President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias the first exploratory mandate on the formation of a government.

    Samaras has already made his intention clear, stating on Sunday that a government must be formed as soon as possible and that his aim is for the country to remain in the eurozone.amna

    Samaras called on all the political forces that agree with his aims to participate in the formation of a government of 'national salvation'.

    [03] The Monday edition of Athens' dailies

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The results of Sunday's parliamentary elections result and the possibilities for the formation of a coalition government, dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Hour of responsibility - Samaras (Antonis, New Democracy leader), Venizelos (Evangelos, PASOK leader) and Kouvelis (Fotis, Democratic Left) government".

    AVGHI: "Change of era with the Left".

    AVRIANI: "Alexis (Tsipras, SYRIZA leader) the winner".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Oof! ND victory- Samaras' moves for the formation of a national salvation government".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Vote of hope - Last opportunity for Greece".

    ESTIA: "Greeks voted to remain in the eurozone".

    ETHNOS: "People's mandate for the formation of a government".

    IMERISSIA: "Time of responsibility for all - Mandate for full-term government".

    KATHIMERINI: "Result a breather for the country".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Ballot's message is to remain in the eurozone".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "We will stand on the front line to defend the people's interests".

    TA NEA: "Government immediately! Time of responsibility for parties and leaders".

    VRADYNI: "Victory and mandate to Samaras to form a government of National Salvation".

    [04] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Surge

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 6.91 percent, standing at 598.91 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 26.841 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 8.64 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 8.19 percent.

    All individual sector indices were moving upward, with the biggest gains in Banks, up 15.25 percent; Health, up 8.38 percent and Raw Materials, up 7.37 percent .

    Of the stocks traded, 64 were up, 4 were down, and 5 were unchanged.

    [05] New finds in Petrified Forest of Lesvos

    AMNA--New impressive finds in the petrified forest of Lesvos were discovered at the wider area of Aghia Paraskevi following the ongoing research by the Petrified Forest Natural History Museum of Lesvos.

    Petrified trunks of elm, cinnamon and laurel trees were unearthed and give a new dimension to the estimated area covered by the Petrified Forest.amna

    According to the Museum's official announcement a large number of trunks, branches and twigs of fruit-bearing and coniferous trees have been found n extremely good condition. Their characteristics will soon allow the exact specification of the plants they derive from. The finds have been located in a similar position with the finds of Western Lesvos and specifically on a horizon of ashes and fire remnants that exceeds three metres in depth. This testifies that the plants are of the grand forest of Aegida that was covered by materials deriving from earthquakes and volcanic activity of that period. The research team identified the new finds at about 17.5 million years old.

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