Greece’s new conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in after a sweeping election victory; He rode to power on the promise of ending a decade of economic crisis his country has been battling. Greece’s new centre-right Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has vowed the country will “proudly raise its head again” after winning a landslide victory.
New Democracy’s Mitsotakis added he would not fail to “honour the hopes” of the Greek people. The win comes four years after Alexis Tsipras’s leftist Syriza party swept to power promising an end to austerity. Tsipras’s Syriza was in second place with 31.53%, according to official figures released after almost all districts returned their results.
- Athens is the nation’s capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.
- Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games.
- The sovereign state of Greece is a unitary parliamentary republic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life, and a very high standard of living.
- A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) and has been part of the Eurozone since 2001.