Greek election: centre-right opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis ahead in polls

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the New Democracy party, speaks during a pre-election rally in Athens.

Mitsotakis isn’t a rally-rouser. He doesn’t take the populist tone or stoke divisions. And within days he could be prime minister of Greece.

Greece is not the only European country to see such a reversal. In Denmark last month the centre-left Social Democrats returned to power, partly thanks to a collapse in votes for the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party which had been informally supporting successive right-wing governments in exchange for ultra-nationalist policies (in 2017 the Danish minister for immigration posted a photo of a cake on Facebook celebrating 50 new laws tightening immigration rules).

via Greek election: centre-right opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis ahead in polls

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