Choice between reshuffle and the ballot box

The dilemma between calling an early election or not exists, whether denied by government officials or not. A decision is very hard, despite the fact that pundits out there present each of the two options as the obvious choice.

Let's examine the arguments for holding a snap vote in the summer. Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis won the last election on the pledge to bring down tax rates and boost growth. The coronavirus pandemic has nixed all that and the conservative leader now faces a period of recession during which it will be impossible to reduce taxes. It would therefore make sense for him to call a snap poll, to lay out to the public what lies ahead, and ask for a fresh mandate. 

Those advocating for an early election have another argument in their arsenal. They point to the iceberg that is the simple proportional representation system. This is in fact a danger which...

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