July 7, 2019 / 6:56 PM / 5 months ago

Greek PM says respects outcome of vote

Greek Prime Minister and leader of leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech at Zappeion Hall, after the general election in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he respected the will of the Greek people who voted conservative New Democracy to power in national elections on Sunday.

“Today, with our head held high we accept the people’s verdict. To bring Greece to where it is today we had to take difficult decisions (with) a heavy political cost,” Tsipras told journalists.

Reporting By Michele Kambas, Renee Maltezou

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