Conservative surge in EU elections upends Tsipras’ coalition in Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras makes a statement to the press outside his office in Athens, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Tsipras says the results of recent European elections, in which his party suffered a heavy defeat that forced him … more >

Conservative surge in EU elections upends Tsipras’ coalition in Greece

– – Sunday, June 9, 2019

ATHENS — European Union parliamentary elections last month shook up domestic politics across the continent. But it was only in Greece that the voting took down a government.

Greece is heading to new elections in July after sharp losses for the ruling leftist Syriza party and a surge for conservatives in Greek and European Parliament elections that have undercut the political base of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ government.

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