No one must forget that the electoral system must serve national and not partrisan interests.
Mitsotakis said in a televised address that the election outcome gave him a strong and clear mandate to change Greece.
Voters historically have rallied behind the two main political parties, annihilating smaller political parties.
“It is a day that takes us away from lies, hypocrisy, hatred, from a sell-out of our country, of national treachery, and all that which kept us back and has placed us and our children in debt for the coming years,” Marinakis said.
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.
The exit poll results, if confirmed, would be a clear-cut strategic victoryfor ND, as both Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis framed the election as a vote of confidence in the government.
The erstwhile enemy of the bailout memorandums ended up accepting the third and worst adjustment programme and said that he did so in the name remaining in the eurozone, which until then he had blamed for all of the country’s ills.
After the electoral benefit, which the government dubbed “13th [monthly] pension", it handed out an extraordinary benefit to prison guards, employees of auditing organs, and coroners.
It is unprecedented for mayoral candidates to reject the support of a party and completely dissociate themselves from it, as is now the case with SYRIZA. It is yet another indication from cadres who are in close contact with local communities that citizens have completely turned their backs on the ruling party. There is no […]
It is impossible to reverse four years of government policy in the 20 days left until the municipal, prefectural, and European Parliament elections.
Instead of fixing the fiscal roof, the government is preoccupied with handing out benefits, providing arrangements for debt repayment, and offering a write-down on home loans
The report says that upcoming election will be critical in bolstering growth.
In the economy, the government appears for purely electotral reasons to be testing its limits with pledges, civil service hiring, and various handouts.
When asked which party they believe will win the next election, 53.8 percent said New Democracy and only 23.4 percent said SYRIZA.
The odd couple in the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition appears to be interested only in its own survival. It is indifferent to the consequences of its actions on the country.