On May 21, Greece went to the polls once again after no party was able to come to power on its own in the general election. Kyriakos Mitsotakis' New Democracy Party won the election. Mitsotakis said that important reforms will be carried out quickly. Four deputies from the Turkish minority elected from Western Thrace were also re-elected to the Greek Parliament.
The New Democracy Party led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis received 40.5 percent of the vote.It won 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament. In his first post-election statement, Mitsotakis promised solid growth, wage increases and reform of the health system.
The main opposition SYRIZA party, led by Alexis Tsipras, received 17.8 percent of the vote.
PASOK, led by Nikos Androulakis, finished third with 11.95 percent of the vote.
Turkish MPs Ozgur Ferhat and Ilhan Ahmet from Rodopi and Huseyin Zeybek and Burhan Baran from Xanthi were elected to the parliament.
In the May 21 general elections, New Democracy was the first party with 40.79 percent of the vote, but failed to reach the 151 seats needed to come to power alone. New Democracy was followed by SYRIZA with 20.07 percent, PASOK-KINAL 11.46 percent, KKE 7.23 percent and Greek Solution 4.45 percent.
In the elections, where the participation rate was 61.1 percent, the number of parties that qualified to enter the parliament by exceeding the 3 percent election threshold was 5.
In the May 21 general election, it was announced that the polls would be held again on June 25, as no party was able to reach the rate of votes to come to power alone.
Source: TRT News - Anadolu Agency