The prime minister's nomination of top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou to become Greece's next president is undoubtedly a historic step forward for the country.
At the same time, it is also a golden opportunity for all the political forces represented in the Greek Parliament to send out a loud and clear message, not only of unity but also of a collective recovery of the country.
The draft bill for Greece's new electoral law was submitted Monday to a parliamentary committee for debate, before being put to a vote in a plenary session on January 22.
Before this time, the committee will convene three times - Wednesday, Thursday and Monday.
The new law provides for bonus seats for the winning party.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) was founded 130 years ago as the first political multilateral organization in the world, encouraging cooperation and dialogue between all nations. Meanwhile the organization unites 179 national parliaments from all over the world and works closely with the United Nations.
According to the exit poll, Boris Johnson's Conservatives are projected to win 368 seats in the House of Commons, versus 191 for the Jeremy Corbin's Labour Party, BBC reports.
Polling stations are closed at 10 pm local time, with the first official results expected in the next seven hours.
In the November 24 presidential runoff, Klaus Iohannis won 65.88% of the valid votes to his challenger Viorica Danncila's 34.12%, after the count of the votes from 99.67% of the polling stations, Spokesman for the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) Mircea Preotescu said on Monday.
The voting abroad in the presidential election runoff ended with the closing of the last polling stations on the West Coast of the United States of America and Canada, at 21:00hrs, local (7:00hrs Romania's time).
The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) informs that the Electoral Register has been updated both through data imports from the Directorate for Persons' Record and Data Base Administration and from the Passports Directorate General, as well as through persons cross-offs conducted within mayoralties.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) has completed on Monday the delivery to the diplomatic missions and consular offices of Romania abroad of the materials necessary for voting abroad in the second round of the presidential election.