Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis set for landslide election victory


Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the country's New Democracy party is expected to win a second term in office with an even bigger margin in today's general elections reports Helena Smith for The Guardian.

"The momentum is his, the polls are looking good, and, if anything, the opposition appears assured of only one thing in the general election on Sunday: defeat.

"All agree it’s a ballot that is Mitsotakis’s to lose. Opinion polls on Friday showed him heading not only towards a landslide in the repeat race but a comfortable parliamentary majority afforded by an electoral law that rewards the victor with up to 50 bonus seats." writes Smith.

The second round of Greek national elections will take place on Sunday, with voting centres opening at 07:00 and shutting down at 19:00.

A total of 9,813,595 Greek citizens (4,763,264 men and 5,050,331 women) are registered to vote at 21,634 voting centres throughout Greece.

Voting for the new government and the 300 deputies are Greek citizens who are 17 (those who have turned 17 within 2023 and are signed up to vote) or older. Voting  in Greece is mandatory, according to the Constitution and elections legislation, but there are exceptions: those over 70 years of age, those who are abroad during election day, and those who are not able to vote for reasons of health. Also exempted are those who signed up to vote but fewer than 40 voters signed up in their voting region, cancelling the setting up of a voting centre.

Details for finding out where one votes are available on the Interior Ministry's site (in Greek), which is also available through the platform. Voting centers accept the mobile ID uploaded on the government platform of
Police departments that issue police IDs (taftotita) and passports will remain open on Sunday.


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