Friday, October 27, 2023

Greek Conservative Party Triumphs in National Election


Greece’s New Democracy party has won a parliamentary election but failed to secure an outright majority. With over 90% of the votes counted, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his conservative party had a lead of 40.8% of the vote, versus 20.1% for the left-wing Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras. The interior ministry projected that New Democracy could win 145 seats in parliament, six short of an absolute majority. If a second election is held, likely in late June or early July, the law will change again, shifting to a system that rewards the leading party with bonus seats and making it easier for it to win a parliamentary majority.

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