“George’s historic victory!” headlines Ta Nea the morning after the Greek socialist party won the nation’s 4 October early elections. With 44% of the vote against 33% for the New Democracy Party of conservative incumbent PM Costas Caramanlis, George Papandreou’s Pasok party has repainted the electoral map green, its colour, the “colour of hope”, exults the centre-left daily. “But there’s no time to lose,” urges Ta Nea. “Reforms are a must: we need to get the economy back on its feet, fight corruption, reform the justice, health care and education systems. This son of a prime minister” – actually, George’s father and grandfather were both Greek PMs – “really has his work cut out for him.”
Was this article useful? If so we are delighted! It is freely available because we believe that the right to free and independent information is essential for democracy. But this right is not guaranteed forever, and independence comes at a cost. We need your support in order to continue publishing independent, multilingual news for all Europeans. Discover our membership offers and their exclusive benefits and become a member of our community now!
Freedom of the press: the case of Julian Assange
Stella Moris, Lawyer and activist
A conversation with Stella Moris, a South African lawyer and activist, and wife of Julian Assange.Go to the event >