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As Greeks Endure More Pain, They Have New Leader-in-Waiting

  • New Democracy party’s Mitsotakis speaks in an interview
  • A second bailout review by October may trigger an election
Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Photographer: Panayiotis Tzamaros/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images
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Six Greek prime ministers in six years have wrestled with an economy in shambles, social unrest and the country often on the brink of being dumped out of the euro.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the opposition New Democracy party, wants his turn. He says he knows what’s in the cards for Europe’s most indebted state: Greeks will turn on Alexis Tsipras’s government as it implements the labor, property and consumption taxes required to win new financial aid.