Solid majority; weak checks and balances
New Democracy will win the upcoming elections with a huge margin and Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be re-elected prime minister.
As of now, the most likely scenario is of seven parties entering Parliament, compared to the five that passed the 3% threshold in the May 21 election.
The latest polls show the conservatives further increasing their margin of victory, which means that ND will be able to form a single-party government.
In this setup the questions that arise are, in the case of New Democracy, how big their majority will be in the 300-member Parliament, and in the center-left opposition, which of its two components, SYRIZA and PASOK, will prove the most viable alternative to the conservatives.
If the polls are confirmed, ND could end up with over 160 MPs, a solid majority that will silence any internal objections and shield the PM from different kinds...