ND targets eye-catching wins in local elections as SYRIZA officials agree tentative truce
Mitsotakis leans on economic performance in bid to clinch local election dominance
Clash over institutional interference primes political mood ahead of local elections
Kasselakis starts to open up as early polls show little impact on public opinion so far
Government paves way for major U-turn on migration as opposition warns of interference in regulators
Government faces new storm test as Kasselakis sweeps through SYRIZA
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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