Will the real Greek Dems please stand up?

SYRIZA supporters wait for the results of the June 25 election in the western port city of Patra. The leftist party saw its popularity plummet to 20% from 35% in 2019 and is now looking for a new leader after Alexis Tsipras stepped down. [InTime News]

Three months ago, I made the decision to actively engage with the Greek national elections as a brief interlude between two chapters in my business career. An expat who transferred to boarding school in Massachusetts, I have now lived outside Greece for 60% of my life. Thankfully, given the nature of my business in shipping over the past six years, I have been able to reconnect with Greece on a more "regular course of business" basis and have been able to shape my own views on the changes the country needs.

In April, I became a candidate for Parliament on the SYRIZA party's state ballot, in an honorary spot representing expats. This was not a no-brainer decision: From 2012 on, I had developed an excellent rapport with Kyriakos Mitsotakis while he was an MP, then a cabinet minister, and finally the head of the New Democracy party. In fact, I penned an endorsement for him in...

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