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Greek PM ‘ready for battle’ after calling snap elections, but centre-right opponents are making ground

This article titled “Tsipras faces fight to stay in power after EU elections mauling” was written by Helena Smith in Athens, for theguardian.com on Friday 31st May 2019 04.00 UTC

Five days after announcing snap elections, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces an uphill struggle to remain in power as results from Sunday’s European elections showed Greek voters living elsewhere in the EU overwhelmingly rejecting the leftist leader.

After suffering an unexpectedly heavy defeat at home, Tsipras’s Syriza party was also resoundingly rebuffed by expat Greeks, it emerged on Thursday. With 100% of the vote counted from countries across the EU, the Greek interior ministry reported that 33.9% had cast ballots in favour of the centre-right New Democracy party in contrast to 15.3% for Syriza.

The result is further proof of the herculean task now confronting…

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