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Time for consensus

The fuss over the electoral law has overlooked a fundamental issue: namely that New Democracy and the Movement for Change (KINAL) are formally opposed to a system of simple proportional representation and support one which provides a majority bonus in terms of parliamentary seats.

PM calls on New Democracy MPs to 'work more and talk less'

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.

New poll: 51% say election results positive, 63% say tax cuts top priority

Just over 50 percent of respondents were positive or "probably positive" about the outcome of the 7 July general election that swept New Democracy to power while 46 percent were negative or "probably negative" according to a Kappa Research poll conducted between 9-11 July

NYT analysis explains how ‘underestimated’ Mitsotakis was swept to power

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 wins in landslide, Mitsotakis to be sworn in as PM tomorrow

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 race to the finish: Greece’s top two parties over the decades

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.