ND defends plans for three-pillar pension system as SYRIZA looks for weak spot
Mitsotakis steps up pressure on voters to avoid July 7 letdown
ND maintains big lead but keeps foot down to counter possible low turnout
ND unfurls array of policies as it prepares for final stretch of campaign
Tsakalotos douses talk of Tsipras facing post-election leadership challenge
ND to highlight range of policy proposals after emphasis on tax cuts
Tsipras calls snap elections after heavy defeat that puts ND on course for clear majority
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called snap elections on Sunday after SYRIZA suffered a heavy defeat in the European Parliament elections, making it virtually impossible for him to hold on until the end of the government’s term in September.
New Democracy was on course late on Sunday to win the European Parliament vote by around 9 percentage points, which was a much wider margin than SYRIZA officials (and perhaps those in the opposition party as well) had expected.
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