Greek Election 2023: May 21 and July 2 are the most likely dates as April is ruled out

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The Greek elections will likely take place on May 21 or July 2 as April has already been ruled out. These rumours emerge despite Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis asking his colleagues to not to deal with any other issue at the moment other than the train collision.

In light of the new data, converging information and estimates from reliable sources, with whom Proto Thema spoke, state that the electoral schedule that led to the setting up of the first ballot box on Palm Sunday, April 9, has been revised.

And this, because it was considered that the less than five weeks remaining until then is not enough time for the election campaigns of all factions to unfold, so that the citizens can judge and compare both their proposals and the deeds of each one.

According to the new election timetable which has been – at least in principle – drawn up by the close core of Maximos Palace associates, the most likely dates for the polls to be set up are:

– on the one hand, Sunday, May 21, for the first electoral contest which will be held with the system of simple proportionality and is reliably estimated that it will not produce a viable government scheme, and

– on the other hand, Sunday July 2, for the 2nd elections, which will then take place with the enhanced proportional system that facilitates the formation of an one-party government, as the first party is strengthened with a bonus of seats depending on the percentage it receives at the ballot box .

These two dates, as pointed out by well-informed sources, do not create a problem with the university pan-Hellenic exams.

The 80 days that will have passed since the tragic accident in Tempi “are a safe distance to fairly distribute the responsibilities, but also for the government to show that it means what it is committed to do these days in order for our country to finally acquire reliable and safe rail transport”.

Some government officials, however, do not hide that an additional reason for shifting the election schedule is the findings of the public opinion polls that were taken in the last few days and which recorded a “vertical jump in the anti-political vote”.

In particular, sources with knowledge of the poll data claim that “no clear conclusions can be drawn” from them, because “a large part of public opinion is possessed by feelings of anger and rage and is directed against the political world as a whole”.

In fact, the percentage of those who do not want to answer are higher than ever, as well as those who say that they intend not to come to vote or, if they do, to choose marginal forces to “punish all those who have governed in recent years”.

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