Greek PM Celebrates Regional Election Victory

Mahmoud Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has lauded the outcomes of the recent regional elections as a vote of confidence in his ruling New Democracy (ND) party.

Following the publication of partial results, Mitsotakis highlighted the political significance of the regional elections, citing at least seven regions where the ND emerged victorious in the first round.

One of the significant victories was Nikos Hardalias, a former minister from the ND, securing the governorship of Attica, the Athens region, with over 45 per cent of the vote in the first round. Greek law mandates a majority of over 43 per cent for victory in local and regional elections.

In Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, backed by the ND, was re-elected to lead the Central Macedonia region for a third term, securing more than 60 per cent of the vote.

"The political message of this vote confirms the public's confidence in ND," emphasized Mitsotakis.

In June's national general election, ND secured a landslide victory with 40.5 per cent of the vote, outstripping its main rival, the radical left Syriza party, by 20 points.

The remaining six of Greece's 13 regions are scheduled for elections next Sunday.

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