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Greek elections: Victory for New Democracy party signals end of left-wing populism

Athens, Greece (CNN)With 75% of the vote counted, the center-right New Democracy party was on track to win the first national elections since Greece exited a bailout regime a year ago, signaling a clean break with years of firebrand populism and a return to mainstream politics. Initial results give New Democracy 39.6% of the vote, a strong mandate in a country governed for a decade by fragile coalitions. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras conceded defeat in a live TV broadcast, saying, "The result has been determined ... but we will be back." Kyriakos Mitsotakis of New Democracy thanked the Greek people in a victory speech, saying, "I know the difficulties lying ahead. ... I don't request a grace period because we don't have time for it." He add ...
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