Greece prepares to go to the polls

2023-05-20 16:09:06 | Son Güncelleme : 2023-05-20 16:17:26

Elections are taking place on both sides of the Aegean. As Türkiye prepares to go to the polls for the runoff of presidential elections, the countdown to the general elections in neighboring Greece continues. The Muslim-Turkish community living in Greece, where polls suggest that no party is likely to come to power alone, is closely following the process.

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Greece is going to the polls for general elections.

Prime Minister Kriyakos Mitsotakis' New Democracy Party and the opposition SYRIZA led by Alexis Tsipras have made their final moves for the elections.

According to polls, no party is expected to come to power on its own in Sunday's elections.

While Mitsotakis' party is expected to come first, SYRIZA is expected to come second and the PASOK-KINAL alliance is expected to come third.

Interest in the elections across Greece is expected to remain at low levels.


The Muslim-Turkish community living in Western Thrace is closely following the elections in Greece.

The choice to be made by the Muslim-Turkish minority, which has been subjected to discrimination by the Athens administration for many years, has been a matter of curiosity.

According to the information provided by Anadolu Agency, many members of the Turkish community in Western Thrace will compete to enter the Greek parliament as candidates from the majority parties.

The Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe, which called for "Turkish vote for Turkish on May 21", made the following statement: "We call on all Western Thrace Turks who have the right to vote to support Turkish candidates by going to the polls on May 21 in order to make the voice of our community heard in the Greek Parliament and to voice their problems and demands."

Source: Anadolu Agency