Greek government-debt crisis

Mitsotakis wins big, will seek outright majority in second election

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose conservative party won a landslide election victory Sunday but without enough parliamentary seats to form a government, indicated he will seek a second election hoping to consolidate his victory without the need for a coalition partner.

New Democracy Claims Victory in First Round of Greek Elections

Greek Prime Minister and leader of New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis (R), enters his party's offices , 21 May 2023. Photo EPA-EFE/GEORGE VITSARAS

After 77.27 per cent of the total votes were counted, Kyriakos Mitsotakis's New Democracy won 40.83 per cent of the votes, almost twice as much as Alexis Tsipras's SYRIZA, which won 20.10 per cent.

Greece votes in first election since international bailout spending controls ended

A man with his dog casts his vote at a polling station in Athens. Greeks were voting Sunday in the first election since their country's economy ceased to be subject to strict supervision and control by international lenders who had provided bailout funds during its nearly decade-long financial crisis. [AP]


Greek election results: Mitsotakis says he has decisive mandate to govern | Live blog

Polls in Greece closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday, and the vote count so far shows incumbent Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' conservative New Democracy enjoying a double-digit lead over its main challenger, Alexis Tsipras' leftist SYRIZA party. Stay with our live blog for the most up-to-date news and developments as results come in.