Mikocatis stated that it was impossible to form a coalition government and said he would redo his duty to form a government in the evening.
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou entrusted the task of forming the government to the Greek Prime Minister and leader of the New Democracy Party, the winner of yesterday’s general elections, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Sakellaropoulou assigned Prime Minister Mitsotakis the task of forming the government in accordance with the second paragraph of Article 37 of the Constitution, which he accepted in office.
Mitsotakis said in his statement here that the message that came out of the ballot box was clear and said: “I think that the intention to form a government from the current parliament is not really possible.” He said.
Mitsotakis said that he believes it is impossible to form a coalition government, “I intend to hand over the task of forming a government to you this evening so that if my prediction turns out to be correct, we can go to the polls as soon as possible, perhaps on June 25.” He said.
The ruling New Democracy Party won the elections.
In the general elections held yesterday in Greece, the party of incumbent Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis won more than 40 percent of the vote (146 seats) and outperformed its closest competitor, the Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), led by Alexis Tsipras.
The main opposition, the Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), ranked second, with 71 seats, with 20.07 percent of the vote.
The PASOK-KINAL alliance, which finished third in the electoral race, won 41 seats with 11.46 percent of the vote.
The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) won 26 seats with 7.23 percent of the vote, while the Greek Solution Party won 16 seats with 4.45 percent of the vote.
Thus, while the number of parties that entered Parliament reached 5, no party was able to reach the required 151 seats in Parliament to form the government on its own.
According to the new electoral system, it is possible to go to the polls for the second time
According to the electoral system applied for the first time this year in Greece, if the results of the ballot boxes do not allow any party to come to power on its own, negotiations will take place to form a coalition. If a coalition consensus is not reached, ballot boxes are created for the electors for the second time.
When the ballot box goes to the polls for the second time, the party that comes first is awarded an additional 20 seats in the 300-seat parliament, provided it receives at least 25 percent of the vote. Each time the voting rate exceeds 25% by 0.5%, the number of additional seats increases by one.
According to unofficial results, if New Democracy, which has 146 seats in parliament, gets the same percentage of votes in the polls for the second time, it is expected that the number of seats will exceed 160 and it is expected to take power on its own.
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