In the aftermath of the broad victory of the right in the legislative elections, Greece is heading Monday, May 22 to a new ballot. Outgoing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose New Democracy party emerged triumphant from this vote, thus wishes to secure an absolute majority. Because the electoral system will soon change. And the party that comes first will then get a “bonuses” up to 50 seats.
Big winner of these elections which aimed to renew the 300 seats in Parliament, the New Democracy party won 40.8% of the vote, according to the final results. Its main rival, Syriza, led by former head of government Alexis Tsipras, suffered a severe setback with 20% of the vote. He is ahead of the socialist party Pasok-Kinal which wins 11.5% of the vote.
New elections should however be held at the end of June or the beginning of July. Because despite the magnitude of his victory, the 55-year-old leader, in charge of Greece since 2019, narrowly misses the absolute majority. His camp only obtained 145 parliamentary seats. He would have needed 6 more to be able to govern alone. But Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ruled out forming a coalition government.