Greek Election: Miçotakis' Party Takes the Lead
In the general elections in Greece, the party led by incumbent Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has emerged as the front-runner, securing over 40% of the votes, leaving a 20-point gap between his closest rival, Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA). However, they fell short of obtaining the required 151 seats in parliament to form a single-party government.
According to unofficial results, the voter turnout was 60.87%, with approximately 9.8 million registered voters participating in the election.
Based on the results from 98.30% of the counted ballots, New Democracy secured 146 out of 300 seats in parliament, with a vote share of 40.80%.
The main opposition party, the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), came in second place with a vote share of 20.06% and won 71 seats.The PASOK-KINAL alliance, finishing third, obtained a vote share of 11.49% and secured 41 seats. The PASOK-KINAL alliance was followed by the Greek Communist Party (KKE) with a vote share of 7.22% and 26 seats, and the Greek Solution Party with a vote share of 4.45% and 16 seats. Thus, a total of 5 parties entered parliament.
The voter turnout in this election increased from 57.78% in the July 2019 general elections to 60.87%.
New Democracy emerged as the first party in 58 out of the 59 electoral districts across the country, with only the Rodopi region, including Xanthi, being won by SYRIZA.
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