Greek elections: landslide victory for centre-right New Democracy party

Incumbent prime minister Alexis Tsipras, of Syriza, calls rival Kyriakos Mitsotakis to concede defeat

Voters in Greece have given Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ centre-right New Democracy party a resounding mandate to form a new government after results showed it had won by a landslide over the incumbent leftwing Syriza party, which has ruled in coalition since 2015.

Syriza prime minister Alexis Tsipras called Mitsotakis to congratulate him on his party’s victory in the general election on Sunday, an official of Mitsotakis’s party has said. The official said the handover of power would take place on Monday after Mitsotakis’s swearing-in as prime minister.

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Source: The Guardian
Greek elections: landslide victory for centre-right New Democracy party