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
- 1863: Prince George of Denmark was sworn in as King of Greece.
- 1910: Eleftherios Venizelos' first government was sworn in.
- 1934: Alexandros Zaimis was re-elected President of Greece.
- 1980: Greece returned to the military branch of NATO.
- 1993: Cypriots demonstrated against Queen Elizabeth's visit to Cyprus.
- Births: Theofilos Kairis, educator (1879), Takis Economopoulos, football player (1943), Fernando Santos, football coach (1954).
Alexis Tsipras and his party promised ‘hope is coming’, then refashioned his government as a