Greece: The conservative party New Democracy won a convincing victory in the elections

In the parliamentary elections in Greece, the conservative New Democracy party, led by former Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, won a convincing victory after about 80 percent of the votes counted so far, Anadolia reports.

According to the results published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the New Democracy party won 40.48 percent of the votes, and Syriza 17.85 percent, which is less than the 20.07 percent in the previous elections held on May 21.

The new democracy won an absolute majority in the parliament and can form a one-party government.

The Social Democratic Party PASOK received 12.06 percent of the vote, while the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) could be the fourth largest with 7.57 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, the far-right Spartans party, openly supported by Ilias Kasidiaris of the outlawed neo-Nazi Golden Dawn, won over 4.72 percent of the vote and entered parliament for the first time.

Also, the far-right, populist Greek Solution party and the far-right, religious Niki (Victory) party were the others that passed the electoral threshold of three percent and entered the parliament, with 4.5 and 3.74 percent, respectively.

Polls also show that the Sailing for Freedom party founded by former parliament speaker Zoe Constantopoulou secured seats in parliament with 3.14 percent, while MeRA25 led by former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis remained out of parliament with 2.41 percent of the vote.

The turnout rate in Sunday’s elections was only 51.8 percent, which is less than 61.1 percent in the first round of elections on May 21 this year.

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