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Image: Where are the Conservatives?

Kyriakos Mitsotakis won an impressive election victory in June 2023 to lead Greece for a second term as Prime Minister. He heads the New Democracy party (ND). Mitsotakis and ND profile themselves as “conservatives.” The main opposition parties, SYRIZA and PASOK, may be seen as “further left” (progressive) and “center left” (labor party), respectively.

Contributor: Bob Traa

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Categories: Politics (374), Economy (316), Greece (478)

Alexis Tsipras, Nanni Moretti and the future of the Greek Left

In the opening scene of his comedy film Caro Diario, Nanni Moretti goes for a ride with his Vespa on the outskirts of Rome. At some point, he stops at a traffic light and he informs the unsuspecting driver of a red cabriolet that he does not believe in majorities. Even in a fairer and more decent society, he will always find himself agreeing with a minority.

Contributor: Nikos Skoutaris

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Categories: Politics (374), Society (134), Greece (478)

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