It is clear that in the two rounds of regional and mayoral elections the question voters answered was, ‘Yes or no to the government?’
The government was obliged to respect the verdict of the people and immediately call parliamentary elections, thus opening a new electoral cycle.
As it turned out it was not the opinion polls that constituted fake news but rather the crude propaganda of SYRIZA and its mouthpieces.
The apparent results represent a crushing defeat for the ruling party, the top aim of which was to limit as much as possible lead of ND.
Later the Singular Logic company that has been hired to administer the vote count projected a 9 percentage point spread between New Democracy and SYRIZA.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that if Tsipras is defeated in the 26 May European Parliament election “he should go to Zappeion Hall and announce his resignation and declare that elections will be held in four weeks”.
Mitsotakis has vowed to abolish university asylum, to clean up Exarcheia, and to abolish furloughs for those serving multiple life sentences, such as the former N17 terrorist group’s top gun, Dimitris Koufodinas.
Clearly, Tthe European Parliament elections it is not merely an opinion poll as the prime minister declared in order to downplay the significance of the electoral result.
The PM said that the parliamentary confidence vote in the government on May 10 and the May 26 local and European Parliament elections should be viewed as a referendum on his stimulus package.