It was the unswayability of the left vote that put Alexis Tsipras straight back into the prime ministerial mansion he resigned from a month ago, calling a snap election.
Voting has begun in Greece's general election, with opinion polls indicating a tight race as Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras seeks a new mandate.
For tens of thousands of desperate refugees landing on the Greek island of Lesbos the only welcome has been from a British family, the Kempsons, doing their best to offer some humanitarian aid.
A British tourist helping refugees on a beach in Lesbos says of the debate in the UK: "If only they heard the stories.. Germany has put us to shame."
Thousands of migrants broke through a police line in Macedonia as the government struggles to control the border. Many are still stranded in "dangerous" conditions.
There were chaotic scenes outside a stadium on the Greek island of Kos yesterday, as hundreds of migrants fought to be registered.