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PM claims victory as marriage equality law passes despite dissent in govt, opposition ranks
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Strong showing for ND in first round of local elections amid low turnout
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis interpreted the results of Sunday’s local elections as a “reconfirmation” of the public’s support in his New Democracy party, after candidates backed by the conservatives won seven of Greece’s 13 regional governorships, while ND-supported hopefuls also look well-placed to win the mayorships of Athens and Thessaloniki in run-off ballots next Sunday.
Candidates in the municipal and regional elections needed to gain 43 pct or more of the vote to be elected from the first round. Would-be governors supported by New Democracy managed to achieve this goal in Central Macedonia, Epirus, Western Greece, Cen...
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