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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the 7 July general elections in Greece. There’s “On This Day”, a “thumbs up” to Iraqi novelist Inaam Kachachi, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy!

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This week’s quiz: On 13 July, I asked you a question about Greece, about elections, specifically. On 7July, Greeks went to the polls for the first general elections since the country emerged from international bailouts.

The snap election was called by Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras after his Syriza  party suffered a defeat in the European elections last May.

My question to you was: who won? You were to send me the name of the winning party in the 7 July general election in Greece, the name of the new prime minister, and how many seats in the country’s 300 seat parliament that party won. 

The answers are: The party: the New Democracy party. The new prime minister?   Kyriakos Mitsotakis. And how many seats did the New Democracy party win? 158 – a clear majority in the 300-seat parliament.  

The winners this week are: Rasheed Naz, the president of the Naz RFI & Internet Fan Club in Faisal Abad, Pakistan; Saleem Akhtar Chadhar, the president of the RFI Seven Stars Listeners Club in District Chiniot, Pakistan; Abdur Rakib, a member of the Shetu RFI Listeners Club in Naogaon, Bangladesh; Abdulai Saiku Bah, the president of the RFI Club Freetown in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and RFI Listeners Club member Heimer Sia from Manila in the Philippines.

Congratulations winners!

Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: "Enta Omry" by Mohamed Abd El Wahab and Ahmed Shafeq Kame, sung by Oum Khaltoum, and “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Do you have a musical request? Send it to thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr

This week’s question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 14 October to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the 19 October podcast. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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Susan Owensby
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