Updated July 7, 2019
Freedom House Rating: Free – Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Greeks have spent the last decade in an economic crisis, and a migrant crisis brews as well. After Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ left-wing populist Syriza suffered heavy losses during the European Parliament and local elections in May, Tsipras called a snap election. Elections were originally scheduled for October of this year.
Greece goes to the polls on Sunday. In my @TheEconomist column this week I profile Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the man almost certain to replace Alexis Tsipras as prime minister: https://t.co/CyI8O3H74s pic.twitter.com/iIw0bUCZj1
— Jeremy Cliffe (@JeremyCliffe) July 5, 2019
The center-right New Democracy, headed by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, won the most votes in the European elections and won key mayoral contests, and is projected to win the parliamentary polls.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 7, 2019
Syriza’s coalition partner, the far-right Independent Greeks (Anel), announced that they would not run candidates after winning less than one percent in the European elections.
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