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Greek election results: centre-right regains power :: The Week UK

Greece’s centre-right party New Democracy has won the nation’s snap general election after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras conceded defeat to his rival, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

With more than 90% of votes counted, Mitsotakis’ New Democracy party had 39.8% of the vote, compared to 31.5% for Tsipras’ Syriza party.

In a victory speech, Mitsotakis, whose party also won the largest vote share in the European elections in May, told supporters in Athens: “The country proudly raises its head again,” vowing he would be a prime minister for all because Greeks were “too few to stay divided”.

He added: “From today, a difficult but beautiful fight begins.” He has promised to lower taxes and privatise services in the country, which is still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis.

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