The Heat: Kyriakos Mitsotakis is the new Prime Minister of Greece

The Heat

It wasn’t close, with the New Democracy party storming to victory – winning 158 of 300 seats in the country’s legislature.

The end for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ populist government was forecast back in May when his Syriza party lost by more than 9 percentage points in the European parliament vote, and was nearly shut out in a host of regional ballots. That prompted Tsipras to call a snap election. Fast forward to Monday when Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister.

CGTN’s Filio Kontrafouri has a report from Athens.

To discuss:

  • Yannis Koutsomitis is an award-winning television producer and European affairs analyst.
  • Nicholas Alexiou is a Chancellor’s lecturer and the director of the Hellenic-American Oral History Project at Queens College in New York.
  • Petros Kasfikis is the Washington, DC correspondent for the Athens Macedonia New Agency. 
  • Tom Ellis is the editor-in-chief of Kathimerini English Edition — a daily newspaper in Greece and Cyprus.

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