World Watch

Another Right Turn
Europe 's left took a new beating as Greeks voted in a conservative government, ousting George Papandreou's socialist PASOK party, which had dominated Greek politics for more than two decades. Incoming Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, head of the victorious New Democracy party, is the nephew and namesake of a former PM, and was elected on a pledge of more jobs and a crackdown on corruption.

The move to the right in Greece is just one of a series of recent snubs to leftist governments. In 2002, voters in France gave conservative...

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