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Balkans |  Greek President Sakellaropoulou meets party leaders

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou has met with party leaders over the failure to form a government after the general elections held on May 21.

Sakellaropoulou invited the party leaders who had a group in parliament according to the election results to the presidency.

The president met with party leaders for about half an hour.

The leaders did not make any statement after the meeting.

In the statement made by the Presidency, it was mentioned that Sakellaropoulou will meet with the President of the Court of Accounts, Ioannis Sarma, at 13:00 local time today.

Sarma is expected to be appointed prime minister in the interim government that will lead the country to elections.

New Democracy won the election by a wide margin.

In the general elections held in Greece, according to unofficial results, New Democracy won more than 40 percent of the vote (146 seats), outperforming its closest competitor Syriza by 20 points, but was unable to reach the 151 seats required to come to power in its location. king.

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the second party, leader of the Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA) Alexis Tsipras, also reinstated their mandate to form the government on the grounds that the necessary conditions for the alliance were not met.

Nikos Androuulakis, the leader of the PASOK-KINAL alliance, who came third in the elections, also rejected the government formation mandate given to him by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

According to the new electoral system, it is possible to go to the polls for the second time

If no consensus is reached on the alliance, a second ballot box will be created for the election.

In the second poll, the first party will receive an additional 20 to 50 seats depending on the share of votes in the 300-seat parliament, provided it receives at least 25 percent of the vote.

Mitsotakis announced that they will speed up their work so that the second election can be held on June 25.


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