Alexis Tsipras and his party promised ‘hope is coming’, then refashioned his government as a rightwing force
After steering New Democracy to landslide win, former banker says ‘hard work begins today’
Outgoing PM has been on quite a journey but he doesn’t seem to have taken the Greek people with him
After steering New Democracy to landslide win, former banker says ‘hard work begins today.’
With all votes counted on Monday, New Democracy was shown to have captured 39.8% and 158 seats, more than doubling its presence in the 300-seat parliament. Tsipras’s Syriza party won 31.5%.
A new cabinet is expected to swear in tomorrow and convene on Wednesday.
Greece’s outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has handed over power to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a former banker who navigated the centre-right New Democracy party to landslide victory in Sunday’s snap general elections.
In a changing of the guard that was as subdued as it was swift, Mitsotakis assumed office after he was officially…
On This Day
- 395: Upon the death of Theodosius I, the Roman Empire was permanently split into West and East. Some historians consider this event the beginning of the Byzantine Empire.
- 1822: Ali Pasha was beheaded by the Turks on a small island of Lake Pamvotis. The severed head was sent to Sultan Mahmud II in Istanbul.
- 1827: Georgios Karaiskakis defeated the Turkish army at Distomo possibly saving the Greek Revolution from being extinguished in Rumeli.
- Births: Nikos Nioplias, football player and coach (1965).
- Deaths: Theodosius I, Byzantine emperor (395), Ali Pasha (1822), Petrobey Mavromichalis, Maniote leader during the Greek Revolution (1848), Antonis Travlantonis, author (1943).
Alexis Tsipras and his party promised ‘hope is coming’, then refashioned his government as a