Posted March 04, 2020 12:31:39In the first round of voting on April 2, Greeks voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new coalition led by the leftist Syriza party, which has held power since January 2016.
The government won by a landslide in the second round.
The new coalition has vowed to continue reforms, including ending austerity measures, and hopes to get Greece into the euro.
But the Greek government has struggled to get a deal with creditors in return.
The country has the highest debt in the European Union and its budget deficit has been running at nearly 13 percent of GDP.
The government has not announced a new debt deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of a package of measures that includes the sale of a debt-ridden state-owned oil company to Russia, and raising taxes on the middle class.
The International Monetary Program (IMP) has also not been renewed.