Greece: Conservative party has election lead but unlikely to form government outright

Source: SFGate

“Exit polls in Greece’s parliamentary elections show Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’[s] conservative party is in the lead but is unlikely to win enough seats in parliament to form a government outright. If confirmed by official results, Mitsotakis will have to seek coalition partners to secure a majority in the 300-seat parliament. If coalition talks fail, a second election could be held in late June or early July. Exit polls showed Mitsotakis’[s] main rival, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, 48, and his left-wing Syriza party, in second place. The polls projected New Democracy winning between 121 and 125 parliamentary seats, with Syriza at between 86 and 89 seats, with a total of either six or seven parties making it past the threshold of 3% of the vote to enter parliament.” (05/21/23)