Former Greek Prime Minister and New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that if his party does not take power on its own in the general elections scheduled for June 25, it is possible to go to the polls again in August.
Talk to Mega TV Mitsotakis“(In the June 25 elections) If a government is not formed alone, we will inevitably go to the polls for the third time. Those who are likely to be our partners say, ‘We don’t want to form a government with you because we want to stay in opposition.'” He says, this is the natural outcome. I’m talking about PASOK. He said.
The government cannot be formed after the general elections.
In the May 21 general elections in Greece, New Democracy came first with 40.79 percent of the vote, but was unable to reach the number of deputies of 151 that would allow it to come to power on its own.
Mitsotakis stated that he does not support the coalition option immediately after the elections and announced that he would prefer to go to the polls for the second time.
Mitsotakis handed over the post of prime minister on May 25 to Yiannis Sarmas, prime minister of the interim government, which will lead the country to general elections on June 25.
The electoral system has changed.
According to the electoral system applied in previous years in Greece, and to avoid the need for coalition governments, the party that came first got an additional 50 deputies in the 300-seat parliament.
According to the electoral system applied for the first time in the 2023 general elections, there are no additional parliamentary seats expected for any party. On the other hand, if the parties do not form an alliance with the current results, people head to the polls again.
Going to the polls a second time, an additional 20 to 50 seats are awarded to the first party, depending on the vote rate, provided it receives at least 25 percent of the vote.
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