Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras congratulated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on New Democracy party’s victory in Sunday’s parliamentary polls, state media reported.

Right-wing New Democracy took a strong lead over Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza party, the returns published by the Interior Ministry showed. The turnout exceeded 60%.

After more than 90% of ballots were counted, the ruling party stood to gain 40.81% of the vote and 146 seats in the 300-seat parliament, against Syriza’s 20.06% of the vote and 71 seats.

The center-left PASOK came third with 11.58% and 41 seats, followed by the Communist Party with 7.18% and 26 seats, and the far-right Greek Solution with 4.46% and 16 seats.

With no outright majority, a repeat parliamentary vote is expected at a later date. Tsipras, a former prime minister, called Mitsotakis to propose June 25 or July 2 as tentative dates of the next vote, state-owned ERT news channel said.

Mitsotakis called the result of the vote a big and clear victory. He said he saw the outcome as a stamp of approval for his course and a clear mandate for New Democracy to govern alone, in a hint that he would seek to secure an absolute majority in the next vote.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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21-05-23 18:38

Once victory is assured, then it’s time to leave the EU, bring back the drachma, and void all the EBC/IMF/etc “loans” and stand on your own.

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21-05-23 20:02

The new Leader is a Harvard educated banker who is for furthering the middle classes ,used spying software to spy on the public’s cellphones and the country is now no longer under strict supervision by the WB/IMF /etc having paid off the loans but at great hardship to the public .

Nevertheless the public has voted for him –I am sure with the help of the West- I doubt he is any friend of Russia but if that is what the Greeks want and like they will have to live with the consequences .