Greek government-debt crisis
Three weeks have passed since the election on May 21, in which the SYRIZA leftists suffered a crushing defeat. They believed they would emerge victorious but ended up with only half the share that New Democracy got. However, even to this day, it appears that they still haven't grasped why 600,000 citizens who had voted for them in 2019 turned their backs on them.
Tom Ellis, the editor in chief of Kathimerini's English Edition, joins Thanos with the latest analysis from Athens ahead of this second round of elections on June 25th, as we look into the latest polls, the likelihood that Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be able to form a single-party government, and what the opposition will look like as PASOK and SYRIZA battle for dominance of Greece's center left.
The surveillance of Koukakis' phone turned out to be the tip of an iceberg whose scale only began emerging last summer, as the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was swamped with claims that it had spied on the phones of journalists, opposition politicians, oligarchs and top state officials.