by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/08/19, 11:55 am
Greek conservative leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis became the country’s new prime minister Monday after his New Democracy party won a weekend parliamentary election. With at least 90 percent of the ballots counted, Mitsotakis’ party received the largest proportion of the vote to secure an estimated 158 seats in the 300-member Parliament. The extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party narrowly failed to reach the 3 percent threshold to win any parliamentary seats, bucking the rising European trend that has seen populist parties take control.