Left-wing populism

Election aftershocks dominate the agenda, focus on the center-left

The aftermath of the EU election results will continue to dominate the country's political agenda, a week after the ballots showed that none of the big three parties reached their stated goals.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reshuffled his cabinet on Friday and sent a message against complacency and arrogance during the first cabinet meeting over the weekend.

The far right, New Democracy’s ‘pyrrhic victory and the battle over Greece’s center left

Nektaria Stamouli, the deputy editor in chief of Kathimerini's English Edition and Politico's Eastern Mediterranean correspondent, joins Thanos Davelis to break down the results of the European elections in Greece and their broader impact on the ruling New Democracy, the fight for dominance of the center left between SYRIZA and PASOK, and the gains registered by the far right.

So similar, yet so different

Remaining in first place does not offset the major losses compared to last year's parliamentary elections. The numbers show that New Democracy's whittled-down percentage is connected to the rise of the far-right and low turnout among centrists, and this tells us one thing: that the government cannot keep trying to steer two ships at once. 

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