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
- 811: Michael I Rhangabes deposed Stauracius and became Byzantine emperor.
- 1912: MPs from Crete took their seats for the first time in the Hellenic Parliament.
- Deaths: George Savalas, Greek-American actor (1985), Sir Alec Issigonis (1988), the engineer who designed the legendary Mini in the 50s; Patriarch Demetrius I (1991)
Alexis Tsipras and his party promised ‘hope is coming’, then refashioned his government as a