Political parties

Communist Party increases strength in working-class districts and urban centers

The secretary-general of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, hailed his party's strong showing in the elections, especially in the urban centers and working-class neighborhoods as a promising message for the party in view of the second ballots.

After no outright victory, Greek PM to get mandate for coalition

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was due on Monday to receive an official mandate to try form a coalition government after falling short of an absolute majority win in Sunday's election.

Mitsotakis' New Democracy party won 40.8% of the vote versus 20% for the leftist Syriza.

Conservative party of Greek prime minister in big election lead, to seek outright majority

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose conservative party scored a landslide election victory Sunday but without the seats in Parliament to win outright, indicated he will seek a second election in a bid to consolidate victory without a coalition partner.

Greek Solution chief Velopoulos hails election results

Greek Solution chief Kyriakos Velopoulos has hailed the results of Sunday's legislative elections, which saw his pro-Russian nationalist party enter Parliament with nearly 4.5 percent of the vote.

"We have been through fire and hurricane," he told journalists after the release of provisional results late Sunday.