‘We have a decade-long vision’: Greek PM promises a clear election victory in 12 months


Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said on Sunday that his goal is for the ruling center-right New Democracy to obtain another parliamentary majority in elections “that will take place 12 months from now.”

But according to Ekathimerini, to obtain that majority, two successive elections will have to take place.

The first one, fought under a proportional representation law passed by the previous leftist Syriza government, makes it all but impossible for a single party to win the majority of the seats in the 300-member Parliament.

Mitsotakis speaking at the close of his party’s 14th Congress on Sunday. Photo: InTime.

The Mitsotakis government has since voted a law awarding a 30-seat bonus to the party that wins the election. However, the Greek constitution provides that a new electoral law can take effect only in the second election after it is passed, unless it is approved by two-thirds of the MPs.

Speaking at the close of his party’s 14th Congress on Sunday, Mitsotakis touted his government’s performance during a term marked mostly by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also emphasised his party’s plan to mitigate the effects of higher energy prices and the rise, twice in a few months, in the minimum wage.

“We have a four-year program, an eight-year plan and a decade-long vision,” he said at the Congress.

In response, the Syriza party said in a statement: “Mitsotakis is no longer trusted. He’s fooled everyone and everyone has taken him for granted.”

Source: Ekathimerini.




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