Entrepreneur and former Goldman Sachs trader, Stefanos Kasselakis, was elected president of Greece's left-wing Syriza party, surprisingly winning the run-off after Alexis Tsipras left the scene. The 35-year-old businessman, who has never held political office and spent most of his life in the United States, won 56.69% of the votes cast by Syriza members to become president of Greece's first opposition party.
Unknown to the general public until a few weeks ago, Kasselakis beat Tsipras' former labor minister, EffieAchtsioglou, who appeared to be the favorite. But already last Sunday, surprisingly, Kasselakis had won the first round against 4 other candidates, including three former ministers. He is the first openly gay politician to lead a political party in Greece.
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