After the general elections held on May 21, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou appointed the head of the Court of Accounts, Ioannis Sarma, as prime minister in the provisional government that will lead the country to elections.
Sakellaropoulou invited Sarma to the presidency after meeting with party leaders who had a group in Parliament according to the election results.
President Sakellaropoulou told Sarma: “We have officially seen that it is not possible to form a government, and so I have summoned you as a constitutional last resort for a provisional government.”
Sarmas said it was a great honor and constitutional conviction, and announced that he had accepted the mandate to become the interim Prime Minister of the government.
Ioannis Sarma, 66, who held the position of interim Prime Minister until the second election, was born in 1957 in Kos.
After graduating from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1979, Sarma later obtained master’s degrees (DEA) in Criminal Law (1980-1981) and Public Law (1982-1983) from the University of Paris II.
Sarma, who has served as the head of the State Audit Bureau since November 4, 2019, is married and has two children.
The second election will be held on June 25.
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 coalition, who came in third place in the elections, also rejected the government formation mandate given to him by President Katerina Sakelaropoulou.
Mitsotakis announced that they will speed up their work so that the second election can be held on June 25.
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