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…
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- 1943: The "RHS Vasilissa Olga" sank the Italian ship Stromboli off the coast of Tunisia.
- 1947: The "S.S. Chimara" sank in the Euboic Sea. Casualties numbered 400 dead, among them 200 policemen and 36 political prisoners.
- 1949: Communist forces entered Karpenisi during the Greek Civil War. They held it for three days.
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Alexis Tsipras and his party promised ‘hope is coming’, then refashioned his government as a