Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis talks in 2022. May 17 In a joint session of Congress held in Washington, DC, at the US Capitol. Mitsotakis said he would bring “big changes” to Greece after securing a second term as minister. Minister on Sunday. File photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI | License photo
June 25 (UPI) — Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he will bring “big changes” to Greece after securing a second term as prime minister on Sunday.
Mitsotakis’ conservative New Democracy Party won more than 40% of the vote, with around 96% of the votes counted. CNN reports. This will give Mitsotakis’ party a 158-seat majority in the 300-seat parliament.
The main competitor of Mitsotakis – the Greek Alexis Tsipras “center-left party” voted about 17%. The prime minister soundly defeated Tsipras in last month’s election but has called for another election to regain majority control of parliament.
The prime minister said the results meant Greece was ready for change.
“Citizens have given us a strong mandate to move forward on the path of major changes that the country needs,” Mitsotakis said. in a tweet. “I promise you that I will be the prime minister of all Greeks.” Because problems have no color. And citizens must feel that the state is next to them in all difficulties”.
Citizens have given us a strong mandate to move forward on the path of great change that the country needs. I promise you that I will be the Prime Minister of all Greeks. Because problems have no color. And citizens must feel that the state is next to them in every difficulty. pic.twitter.com/wAyAXRNLTz — Kyriakos Mitsotakis (@kmitsotakis) March 2023 June 25
Mitsotakis led Greece as it overcame the COVID-19 pandemic. He campaigned to help the country overcome financial instability and rising prices for the BBC, he said.
The new far-right Spartan Party won about 4.7% of the vote, making the party eligible to enter parliament. The Spartans, together with two other right-wing parties, took 34 seats in the parliament with about 13% of the vote.