Sensing weakened government, opposition pushes back against blame-sharing for rail accident

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Disasters, New Democracy, Parliament, Privatisations, SYRIZA, Tsipras

The continuing expressions of public anger sparked by the deadly train collision in central Greece almost two weeks ago have given the opposition the upper hand as New Democracy struggles to maintain a consistent line against its falling popularity ratings.

With the election date pushed back into late spring, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis is attempting to steer the agenda towards the government’s legislative programme, while managing pressure from SYRIZA and the other opposition parties for accountability over th...

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