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In the general elections in Greece, according to unofficial results, the New Democracy party of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which has been in power alone for the past four years, won a majority in parliament.

According to the data announced by the Ministry of the Interior, after the unofficial results in which the polls opened at a rate of 97.75 percent, the New Democracy Party has the right to send 158 deputies to the 300-seat parliament, at a rate of 40.56 percent.

The Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA) won 47 seats with 17.83 percent of the vote, ensuring it was the main opposition.

The PASOK-KINAL coalition was 11.86% with 32%, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) with 7.67% with 20%, the Greek Solution Party with 12% with 4.45%, the Victory Party with 3.7% with 10%, and the Freedom Party. Watch Party increased by 3.17 percent. with 8 seats.

And the far-right Spartans Party, which announced its support for former Golden Dawn deputy Elias Kasidiaris, who was not allowed to participate in the elections by the Greek judiciary, succeeded in obtaining 13 deputies in Parliament, with 4.68 percent of the vote.

According to the unofficial results of the elections, with a turnout of around 53 percent, New Democracy alone exceeded the 151 seats needed to gain power.

The statement issued by the presidency stated that President Katrina Sakilaropoulou will receive Mitsotakis tomorrow to assign her the task of forming the government.

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According to preliminary results, 97 percent of the votes have been counted, with the New Democracy Party led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, which has been in power alone for the past four years, leading the electoral race.

In the Rhodope, Ozgur Ferhat of the Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA) and Ilhan Ahmed, who was expelled from the Advisory Council of the Western Turkish minority in Thrace last year, were elected from the PASOK party.

In Xanthi province, Hossein Zybek from Syria and Burhan Baran from the PASOK party succeeded in entering parliament.

While Syriza was the top party in Rhodope with 33.8 percent, New Democracy in Xanthi province came first with 30.49 percent.

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Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), polling officer Vassilis Kritikos stated that voter turnout in the early hours of the day was lower than the general elections on May 21.

Kritikos said, “The turnout in the first three hours was very low. I hope that in the coming hours turnout will increase and more people will come to the polls. The fact that the summer holidays have begun may also be effective in lower turnout.” He said.

Pointing out that the results of the general elections on May 21 were surprising and that most of the survey companies were wrong, Kritikos said he did not go to the polls, especially due to the disappointment of the voters of the parties that lagged behind in the elections. Electoral race.

“If this affects the voters of the parties that lost in the first elections, the outcome will be worse for these parties,” Kritikos said. He said.

An additional member of the first party

According to the electoral system applied in Greece for the first time this year, if a government cannot be formed as a result of the general elections, voters go to the polls for the second time.

Going to the ballot box a second time, the first party gets from 20 to 50 more deputies in the 300-seat parliament, depending on the percentage of votes it gets, provided it gets at least 25 percent of the vote.

May 21 elections

The turnout in the general elections held on May 21 was 61.10 percent.

The centre-right New Democracy party, which has been in power on its own for the past four years, sent 146 MPs to the 300-seat parliament with 40.79 percent of the vote, but was unable to reach the 151 MPs needed to attend. strength alone.

The Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), the main opposition party for the period 2019-2023, followed the New Democracy Party with 20.07% of the vote and 71 deputies.

The centre-left Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), which had been the New Democracy’s top contender for decades but whose vote rate fell during the economic crisis, partially regained its lost strength and finished third with 11.46 percent of the vote and 41 deputies.

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE), one of the ossified parties in the Greek Parliament, won the right to representation in Parliament with 7.23 percent of the vote and 26 deputies, while the Greek Solution Party, known for its far-right stance, won the right to representation in Parliament with 4.45 percent of the votes. votes and 16 deputies.

The number of parties that crossed the 3 percent threshold of the electoral threshold and are eligible to enter the House of Representatives is 5.

In the general elections on May 21, when no party was able to reach the rate of votes to come to power alone, it was announced that they would go to the polls again on June 25, as the parties did not come close to the choice of alliance.

After the general election, the leaders evaluated the results.

Supporters of New Democracy gathered in front of the party building to celebrate the election victory.

Addressing the crowd, Mitsotakis thanked the voters for the confidence shown by his party.

Mitsotakis said, “I never promise miracles, but I firmly tell you that I will uphold my national responsibility through planning, loyalty, and hard work.” He said.

Mitsotakis stated that his goals will be high in the new ruling period, and that he will work to increase salaries and ensure social justice.

“From tomorrow,” said Mitsotakis, “I will once again take up arms to work for a stronger Greece, a homeland with higher level of prosperity, and more justice for all.” He said.

Syriza and PASOK drew attention to the entry of far-right parties into parliament

The leader of the Alliance of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras, who came second in the election, said that although his party remained in the main opposition, it suffered a major defeat.

Tsipras made it clear that there is a need to change party cadres from head to toe and said it would be included in the process of democratic evaluation of party members.

Pointing out that the election result was negative for society and democracy, Tsipras said, “The entry of three extreme right-wing parties, one of which is affiliated with fascist groups, creates a negative result when combined with Mitsotakis on the right, who has a majority in parliament.” He said.

Stating that the New Democracy, which holds sensitive national issues for pre-election discussions, is responsible for this picture, Tsipras noted that the legal arrangement to prevent the party of Ilias Kasidiaris, former deputy of the racist Golden Dawn party, from participating in the elections, caused the right to become The extreme is stronger in reaction.

The leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK), Nikos Androuulakis, stated that his party had raised the vote rate, and that the rise of far-right parties also represented a danger.

The Greek Solution party criticized the election

The leader of the nationalist Greek Solution Party, on the right of the political spectrum, Kyriakos Filopoulos, criticized pre-election polls showing his party out of Parliament, and said, “We will do our best in Parliament to show how strong we are. We will continue our nationalist, socialist, populist, and Greek struggle for Greece and Greeks.” He said.

Thanks from the former Spartan MP for Golden Dawn

The leader of the Spartans Vassilis Stingas, a former member of the racist Golden Dawn party, Elias Kasidiaris, who was not allowed to participate in the elections by the Greek judiciary, announced his support, and thanked Kasidiaris for his support.

Stingas to support Kasidiaris “He gave us the strength to achieve this result.” He said.

Victory party

“We will continue our struggle for the victory of Hellenism, with the fear of God,” said Dimitris Nasios, leader of the nationalist and conservative Victory Party. He said.

Small left-wing parties are happy with the results

Zoe Constantopoulou, leader of the Freedom Watch party, noted that she is the party’s sole leader in parliament and said she will continue to be fiercely opposed.

The leader of the KKE, Dimitris Kochumpas, also stated that his party showed a dynamic renaissance.

New Democracy, led by Mitsotakis, comes to power alone, according to unofficial results

According to the data announced by the Ministry of Interior, according to the unofficial results with 97.75 percent of the ballot boxes opened, the New Democracy Party was entitled to send 158 deputies to the 300-seat parliament with 40.56 percent of the vote.

The Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA) won the main opposition with 17.83 percent of the vote, taking 47 seats.

The PASOK-KINAL coalition got 32 with 11.86% of the vote, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) got 20 with 7.67% of the vote, the Greek Solution Party got 12 with 4.45% of the vote, and the Victory Party got 10 votes. 3.70 percent of the vote, and the Freedom Watch Party won 8 seats with 3.17 percent of the vote.

And the Spartans party, which announced its support for former Golden Dawn deputy Elias Kasidiaris, who was not allowed to participate in the elections by the Greek judiciary, succeeded in obtaining 13 deputies in Parliament, with 4.68 percent of the vote.

According to the current unofficial election results, with a turnout of about 53 percent, New Democracy alone has exceeded the 151 seats needed to gain power.

AA

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