Parties ponder next steps as dust settles following local elections

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
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The three main political parties in Greece are charting their next moves as they continue to digest the shock results of the second round of local elections. While the New Democracy government is downplaying the celebrations of its rivals, the strategic alliance between SYRIZA and PASOK looks likely to prove ephemeral.

Parsing the results on behalf of the conservatives, chief government spokesman Pavlos Marinakis denied that they were the “loud slap in the face” for the Mitsotakis administration that some claimed. Marinakis argued that the first round of voting, in wh...

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