Mitsotakis win gives New Democracy chance for renewal but creates fresh risks

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy
Photo via @kmitsotakis
Photo via @kmitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis scored a surprise victory in New Democracy’s election contest on Sunday by beating off competition from favourite Evangelos Meimarakis.

Former interim leader Meimarakis conceded defeat late on Sunday, as Mitsotakis edged ahead 51 v 49 percent with around 70 percent of some 300,000 votes counted.

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