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
- 1821: A Greek force under Markos Botsaris defeated the Turks at the Battle of Komboti, near Arta.
- 1960: Athens daily "To Vima" announced it would no longer print two obsolete diacritics of the Greek language: the grave accent ("vareia") and the iota subscript ("ypogegrammeni").
- 2002: Greek police located the main hideout of the Revolutionary Organisation 17 November.
- 2006: FIFA suspended the Hellenic Football Federation (HFF), European champions Greece and its member clubs, from international competition because of government interference in the sport.
- Births: Stavros Niarchos (1909), shipping magnate; Sotiris Kyrgiakos (1979), footballer
Alexis Tsipras and his party promised ‘hope is coming’, then refashioned his government as a