Kyriakos of Mistakesthat: Petros Giannakouris / AP
The center-right opposition party New democracy won the parliamentary elections in Greece, Reuters reports.
The party, headed by former banker Kyriakos the Mitsotakis managed to recruit about 40 percent of the vote, it will give her an absolute majority of seats in Parliament — 158 out of 300.
The legislature also passed the anti-immigrant representatives of the party “Greek solution” and the Communist party in the country. Representatives of the far-right “Golden dawn”, this time failed to obtain parliamentary seats.
Ruling from 2015, left-wing party SYRIZA won about 31 percent of the vote. Its head Alexis Tsipras, has congratulated the Mitsotakis with the victory and gave him the post of Prime Minister. The oath will take place on 8 July.
The Mitsotakis said that now he and his party opened the possibility to change the situation in the country, he promised voters to reduce taxes and improve the investment climate.
The dissolution of Parliament and early elections announced on June 11 the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. The reason for this decision was the defeat of SYRIZA in the European Parliament elections — they are “New democracy” also prevailed.
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