According to, "Greece’s opposition New Democracy party took a commanding lead over the ruling leftist Syriza in European Parliament elections on Sunday, early results showed, in a blow to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras who is facing general elections this year." The early results also showed the Conservatives had a nine point lead over Tsipras’s Syriza. Political experts say from austerity measures introduced as part of a third bailout, and a deeply unpopular agreement that resolved a longrunning name dispute with North Macedonia.

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