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Mitsotakis declared victory: "The ballots say everything"
Preliminary results indicate that the conservative New Democracy of Mitsotakis has the most votes in the elections, but also that it does not have a sufficient majority to form a government on its own, Reuters reported.
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.
Ruling Conservatives set for big win, but majority unlikely
Greece's ruling New Democracy party was set for a crushing victory in a parliamentary election on Sunday, early results showed, defeating the opposition Syriza but likely to fall below the threshold to form a government on its own.
Conservative party in lead but unlikely to form government outright
Exit polls in Greece's parliamentary elections show Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' conservative party is in the lead but is unlikely to win enough seats in parliament to form a government outright.
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]
Live Blog: Greek Parliamentary Elections 2023
- 9,813,595 million Greek citizens are eligible to vote in the elections; among them, 112,236 are new 17-year-old voters. For the first time, one day earlier, on May 20, 22,855 Greeks living abroad are eligible to vote.
- They will choose between 36 parties, 8 coalition parties, and 1 individual candidate.
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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.
Fishing for votes from other parties
Having secured their core party audience during the campaign period, party leaders are now openly addressing the voters or potential voters of the other parties, seeking to win them over.
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Focus on coalition horse-trading as election looks unlikely to deliver a strong winner
Sunday's parliamentary election looks likely to be a dress rehearsal for a new round of voting in the busy summer tourist season - barring a surprise coalition deal by dissonant opposition parties.