Alexis Tsipras

Tsipras steps down from SYRIZA helm

SYRIZA's crushing defeat in the May 21 and June 25 elections had de facto put the leftist party on the road to change - and the resignation of its leader Alexis Tsipras.

In a televised address on Thursday, Tsipras announced his decision, stating that "the time has come to start a new cycle," while calling for the party's reform.

Main opposition committee meeting to discuss party’s future

The executive committee of the leftist main opposition is holding an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss the future direction of the party, after the dismal results at the May 21 and June 25 elections that saw the party trail behind the Conservatives by a wide margin in both votes.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ skills and luck

Kyriakos Mitsotakis proved to be the right man at the right time when he was elected to lead New Democracy in 2016. The party needed someone who knew the mechanisms of politics from an early age and, at the same time, was seen as an outsider, a technocrat who could deal with the populism of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government.