Greece goes to the polls this Sunday to elect a new government. They will be elections in which the conservative prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, seeks to retain power against the left-wing opposition.
Mitsotakis’ New Democracy (ND) party has as its main adversary in these elections the left-wing Syriza party of former prime minister and candidate Alexis Tsipras, who ruled the country between 2015 and 2019, in the midst of its debt crisis.
Elections in Greece: the keys
The Greeks voted to renew the Parliament, in search of forming a necessary majority so that it later designates the prime minister, in line with the parliamentary form of government of Greece.
Voting centers in the Mediterranean country of the European Union (EU) will close at 7:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. in Argentina), and the first results are expected to be announced immediately, according to the electoral authority, the AFP news agency reported. .
The conservative center-right formation led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis (New Democracy) would get 36% of the votefollowed by the main opposition party, Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), chaired by Alexis Tsipras who would get 29% of the ballots.
In third place, the socialist candidate Nikos Androulakis (Pasok-Kinal) would be positioned which would reach 10%. Three other minority parties, including the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), chaired by Dimitris Kutsumbas with 7%would make up the electoral range.
For his part, Tsipras, 48, predicted the end of the “nightmare” of the right-wing government, which he accused of having impoverished the Greeks.
However, for any of them to reach the presidency would have to get 45% of the votes counted. In the closing ceremonies of the campaign last Friday, Mitsotakis asked voters for a new mandate to continue building “a new Greece.”