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Socialists' 10-Year Reign Ends in Greece

Greece's socialist leader George Papandreou acknowledges defeat Sunday as the conservative New Democracy party captures enough seats in the country's parliamentary elections to end 10 years of socialist rule. The country's new prime minister will be Costas Karamanlis, who faces the task of continuing Greece's preparations to host the Summer Olympics in five months. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.