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A snap poll and Syriza on the slide—what next for Greek politics?

Don't count on a return to the sensible centre. Daniel Howden reports from Athens ahead of the election on 7th July

By Daniel Howden   July 2019

PM Alexis Tsipras (left) at a rally in front of the Greek parliament in Athens. ZOONAR GMBH / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

Greece in crisis has been a looking glass in which observers saw what they wanted. The outsider’s view typically contained a flourish of Ancient Greek in the lede and an argument to suit the author’s prejudices. Britain’s eurosceptic right saw the imminent death of the euro; the left saw the coming end of capitalism and in some cases the chance to relive a Trotskyist youth. Neither view had much…

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