This Sunday, 21 May, some 10 million Greeks have been called to vote in this 2023 legislative election. Experts predict that it will be very difficult to get a majority this time, as there is no clear favorite candidate, and a second round will be very likely. The economic crisis, political polarization and a lack of trust in politicians are the issues that make Greeks most skeptical.
Greece is on the verge of elections. Nearly 10 million Greeks have been called this May 21st to vote for and renew the parliament and government.
Below are the most important points for this Sunday’s election.
To pundits and analysts, the re-election of Greece’s current prime minister, conservative Kyriakos Mitsotakis, seemed like a no-brainer. And it is that New Democracy (ND), his political party, has made economic achievements and maintained a message of stability, economic growth and rejection of migration. However, his victory on Sunday is no longer so clear-cut.
Mitsotakis achieved unexpectedly high economic growth, lowered unemployment and left the Aegean-washed country on the verge of once again being a reliable investment in the global bond market.
However, against him, many citizens are still very aware of the insecurity and polarization of the referendum and the financial “Corlito” of 2015, which collapsed the country and it was just one step away from exiting the Eurozone.