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The electoral campaign begins in Greece: elections on May 21

By Euronews in Spanish with EFE 04/22/2023 – 16:58

The electoral campaign in Greece officially started. The prime minister of the country, Kyriakos Mitsotakismet this Saturday with the president Katerina Sakellaropoulouto request the dissolution of Parliament and the proclamation of general elections for May 21.

Subsequently, and through a televised message, Mitsotakis stressed Greece’s need for “a clear perspective on its direction and clear solutions in its leadership”, also taking the opportunity to highlight the main achievements of his government and highlighting its main objectives for the next four years. .

“I know that, despite the positive steps, wages in our country remain low,” said Mitsokakis already in a campaign tone. “Public health still has wounds to heal. Our State must be more efficient. Our young people need more attention. These, precisely, will be our priorities in the new legislature,” promised the prime minister.

“So, marching towards the elections, I look you in the eye and declare myself optimistic about tomorrow,” continued Mitsokakis. “We just have to stick together. Far from the lies, the mud and the empty slogans that will come back to haunt us. And recognizing how crucial the vote on May 21 is.

Favorite Mitsokakis

Current polls place Mitsotakis’s conservative New Democracy in first place in voting intentions, with 29%, followed by the leftist Syriza of the former prime minister. Alexis Tsipraswhich would obtain 24.6%.

The Pasok-Kinal Social Democrats would be third with 9.5%, ahead of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE, 5.8%) and the far-right Greek Solution (4.1%).

Mitsotakis has indicated that he aspires for his party to achieve the minimum percentage of 45% required to obtain an absolute majority parliamentary despite the fact that the polls currently place him far from that goal.

Source: Euronews Espanol

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