In the first session of center-right New Democracy's parliamentary group on Friday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called on MPs to "work more and talk less."
After receiving a standing ovation from ND MPs, Mitsotakis said he was moved that the party secured a strong parliamentary majority with 158 MPs, remarking that it was the largest in many years.
As the son of a former conservative prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis could hardly be called a political outsider, yet despite the fact that the scion of one of Greece's three political dynasties was personally hugely underestimated he managed to methodically transform conservative New Democracy into a credible modern liberal political party and bring it power, according to a lengthy politica
New Democracy has garnered a solid parliamentary majority according to exit polls that give Greece's conservative party a landslide 12 percentage point lead over left-wing SYRIZA.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to be sworn in as Prime Minister by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the Presidential Mansion at 1pm tomorrow, 8 July.
The electoral spread between the two top parties is near record level, especially If the opinion polls - which are reminiscent of older elections when two-party predominance was so great that the country was divided into blue (ND) and green (Pasok) cafes - are confirmed.
Back in 1974, New Democracy won the general election by a 20 percentage point spread over Pasok.