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Greek election results: the beginning of the end for populism?

Most voters rejected radical extremes. Can the country now begin to come together? 

By Zoe Alipranti  

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis . Photo: unreguser/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

Four years after a divisive referendum which put Greece on the brink of leaving the eurozone, its citizens have delivered a strong message, by ushering centre-right New Democracy (ND) into power with 40 per cent of the vote. After the crisis that decimated the economy and sowed deep divisions in Greek society, a new political cycle seems to be kicking in. Indeed, this is the first time since 2009 that a party has been elected with a clear…

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