Summary

The center-right New Democracy (ND) party has secured a landslide victory in Greek elections, receiving approximately 40% of the vote to the ruling Syriza’s 31.5%, according to preliminary results.

ND is portraying the victory as the end of a contentious era in Greek politics, one that saw the country teetering on the brink financial collapse, amid massive bailouts and the threat of a ‘Grexit.’ But newly minted Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis may soon discover that all of the financial and political constraints that stymied his predecessor won’t be disappearing anytime soon.