"Greek people gave us a strong mandate to change Greece. We will honour it to the fullest," Kyriakos Mitsotakis says after taking his oath of office in a televised ceremony.
Alexis Tsipras admitted defeat to Kyriakos Mitsotakis whose conservative New Democracy party secured 39.7% of the vote compared to Tsipras' Syriza with 31.5% after nearly 60% of ballots were tallied.
After nearly five years in power, Greece's longest-serving crisis premier – as well as the youngest in more than a century – is battling to overcome a 10-point deficit in opinion polls amid widespread dissatisfaction after years of high taxation.
Opinion polls show that incumbent Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is behind the conservative New Democracy opposition party. He wars if his party loses, Greece will return to the "dark days" of austerity.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces early polls following his party suffers a major loss in European Parliament elections, saying the result does not rise to the expectation.
Panos Kammenos, leader of the Independent Greeks party, says he won’t offer his backing for a deal between Greece and its northern neighbour to change the country’s name to North Macedonia.
Macedonia is unable to be a member of the EU and NATO because of the ongoing naming dispute with Greece.
Anger in Greece is mounting after years of governments cutting pensions and hiking taxes.
The Greek government rejects claims that the creation of a new fund will pave the way for state-owned assets to be privatised amid worker protests.
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