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How did an ex-banker end up leading Greece’s Syriza party?

26 September 2023

2:12 AM

26 September 2023

2:12 AM

The past decade has not exactly been short of surprises in Greek politics. But even to seasoned observers, the election of Stefanos Kasselakis as the new leader of Syriza, Greece’s main opposition party, stands out as one of the strangest developments yet.

A former banker now leads a party founded on an anti-banker platform

A 35-year-old former Goldman Sachs trader with no prior political experience, Kasselakis has shattered conventional expectations by defeating his rival, Effie Achtsioglou – a party insider favoured by many senior officials – with a 56.69

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