This is the first time a left-wing party claims victory in elections in Greece. Now the challenge for Syriza is to come across as a competent political force ready to hold a wider lead over its rivals. That said and based on its overall performance it needs to :
1) Narrow the political divide between the rural & urban areas by working more on local campaigning
2) Embrace a more effective communications strategy (a well known weakness), come across as more proactive instead of reactive, more aggressive instead of defensive when needed.
3) Attract voters who identify themselves with the centre of the political spectrum who back the likes of Democratic Left or The River. This topic has repeatedly sparked heated debate since any attempt for a rightward shift turns off the radicals among its electoral base who at the worst could switch to Antarsya or other left-wing parties.
4) Capitalise on Rena Dourou’s key win on the race for Attica governor, a region with the largest population posing a test for Syriza to show that it can bring results.