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Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Tsipras Hands Over to Mitsotakis

Outgoing premier Alexis Tsipras on Monday handed over power to his successor Kyriakos Mitsotakis who swept to a landslide victory in Sunday's general elections. Speaking earlier outside the presidential Mansion where he was sworn-in, Mitsotakis told journalists the Greek people...

The End of Populism in Greece? Foreign Media Hail Political Change

The international press hailed the victory of New Democracy and Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday's national election in Greece. CNN says that the outcome signals a clean break with years of firebrand populism and a return to mainstream politics. The vote...

Kyriakos Mitsotakis: Meet the New Greek Prime Minister

The winner of the July 7 elections and new prime minister of Greece became New Democracy president in January 2016, after he was elected by his party members. For three and a half years he worked tirelessly and diligently to...

Exit Poll: Big Win Predicted for Opposition New Democracy in Greek Election

Greece’s center-right New Democracy (ND) party is the clear winner of the general elections held on Sunday, according to the joint exit poll presented by Greece’s major television stations at 19:00 local time. According to the exit poll, ND gets...

Greek Election Campaign Wraps Up on Friday

As the Greek national election campaign ends on Friday, the two contenders for the premiership, Alexis Tsipras and Kyriakos Mitsotakis give the last battle before Sunday's polls. While all polls indicate that New Democracy will be the winning party -...

Greek PM Tsipras Grip on Power About to End

With only days left before Sunday's national elections in Greece, the conservative New Democracy party looks likely to be the winner, ousting the first leftist government in Greek history that ruled for the past four and a half years. Prime...

PM Tsipras Asks Greek President to Dissolve Parliament, Hold National Elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Monday afternoon to ask him to officially dissolve the Greek Parliament. In a long-lasting tradition, Greek Premiers visit the President in the Presidential Palace in Athens...

Defiant Tsipras Goes Ahead with Appointing Top Judges, Despite Outcry

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announced to his cabinet on Friday afternoon that his government will go ahead with its decision to appoint Greece's new top judges, despite calls from experts and the opposition to wait until the new government...

Greece's Borrowing Now Costs Same As Italy's; 10-Year Bond Hits Record Low

The interest rate for Greece's ten-year bond yield fell on Friday to an all-time low, reaching levels under three per cent, for the first time ever in history. The Greek interest rate fell a further seven basis points, and is now...

Final Results: How Greeks Abroad Voted in the European Elections

Greece’s Ministry of the Interior published the results of Sunday’s European Elections for the Greek citizens who were abroad on the day of the election and who voted for Greek candidates instead of the local ones in the EU...