New Democracy rescues government to Syriza with absolute majority

Kyriakos Mitsotakis waves at his supporters after casting his vote.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis waves at his supporters after casting his vote.

Results confirm the expectations at the polls and give absolute majority to the New Democracy, but Syriza has a better result than expected. The new prime minister has appealed to the union of the Greeks.

With 80% of the votes cast, New Democracy (center-right) has 39.7% of the votes and Syriza (left) of the outgoing Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, 31.6%. Divided into seats in Parliament, New Democracy is expected to get 158 out of 300 seats, followed by Syriza with 86 seats. In Greece, the winner of the elections receives 50 bonus seats to facilitate the obtaining of majorities and the consequent governability.

Next is the Movement for Change, Kinal, by former Socialist Fofi Gennimata, with 7.9% and 22 deputies; the KKE Communists with 5.3 and 15 representatives. To confirm the results, there are two new parties in the Hellenic Parliament: the Hellenic Solution (the populist alt-right) with 3.7% and 10 MPs, and the MeRa 25, party of Yanis Varoufakis, with 3.4% and nine places. With 2.9%, the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is outside the Parliament.

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