Greece’s Mitsotakis re-elected with single-party majority

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has won a second term in office with a clear parliamentary majority, according to preliminary results of Sunday’s snap elections.

Mitsotakis’s center-right New Democracy party obtained over 40 percent of the vote, well ahead of the main opposition leftist Syriza party led by former premier Alexis Tsipras, which had under 18 percent, with nearly 96 percent of the vote counted.

The margin would be the widest for the conservatives in almost 50 years, as voters rewarded them for nursing Greece back to economic health after a crippling debt crisis.

Mitsotakis, 55, who steered Greece from the coronavirus pandemic back to two consecutive years of strong growth, had already scored a thumping win in an election just a month ago.


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