According to initial forecasts, the conservative governing party Nea Dimokratia (ND) led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in the lead in the parliamentary elections in Greece. The ND comes to 36 to 40 percent, the left-wing Syriza party of ex-Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to 25 to 29 percent. This would mean that Greece would face an uncertain government formation.
The formation of a coalition is considered difficult because of the major differences between the political camps. Voting rights changed That is why observers had already expected a failure to form a government and a new election by the summer before the election. Until now, the strongest party was automatically given 50 seats in parliament, which usually led to one-party governments. The ND has also ruled alone for the past four years. This bonus was abolished by a change in the electoral law. Must be re-elected in July? Simple proportional representation now applies. Because none of the parties has achieved an absolute majority, coalitions must be sought. In Greece, however, coalitions are traditionally rare and usually not very successful. If no government is formed within ten days, a new election must take place in July.
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