Elections: General elections in Greece will take place on May 21st
General elections in Greece will take place on May 21st
The date for the elections in Greece has been set. Prime Minister Mitsotakis leads in polls with his conservative party, but must reckon with a second ballot.
The Greeks will elect a new parliament on May 21st. A second ballot – which will most likely be necessary due to a change in the electoral law – could then take place on June 2, said Prime Minister Kyriacus Mitsotakis at a speech at the start of a cabinet meeting that was broadcast by state television.
Mitsotakis’ conservative ruling party, Nea Dimokratia, is ahead of the main opposition party, the left, in polls Syriza. However, the Conservatives lost votes four weeks ago after the serious train accident that killed 57 people.
Party leader Mitsotakis himself, on the other hand, is more popular with voters – 39 percent want the conservatives to remain head of government in the future, as current polls show. The left opponent, Syriza boss Alexis Tsipras, comes to 32 percent.