Current Affairs
Select Date

Greece election: Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people'

Greece's Alexis Tsipras has said his left-wing Syriza party has a "clear mandate" after winning a second general election in less than nine months.But he said Greeks faced a difficult road and recovery from financial crisis would only come through hard work.Syriza won just over 35%, slightly down on its previous result and still short of an overall majority. But it will renew its coalition with the nationalist Independent Greeks. Opposition New Democracy gained 28%. Far-right Golden Dawn came in third with 7%, slightly up on January's poll.Syriza was first elected in January on an anti-austerity mandate, but was forced to accept tough conditions for Greece's third international bailout.

All Rights Reserved Top Rankers