Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called snap elections on Sunday after SYRIZA suffered a heavy defeat in the European Parliament elections, making it virtually impossible for him to hold on until the end of the government’s term in September.
Party leaders are due to deliver on Friday the final campaign speeches before Sunday’s European and local elections in Greece as they make a final push to influence voters.
The campaign for the European and local elections is set to reach its climax on Friday, when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will deliver their final speeches amid mixed signals about the final result from the opinion polls.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is spending the final days of the campaign before Sunday’s European Parliament elections trying to woo undecided and moderate voters in the hope that this will help clinch a decisive victory for his campaign.
Even though his government has just adopted the latest package of fiscal expansionary measures, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is not holding back in pledging similar interventions before the general elections later this year.
The last week of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s European Parliament and local elections promises to be intense as opinion polls suggest that SYRIZA is closing the gap on New Democracy in the wake of the adoption of the latest package of so-called positive measures.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suggested on Wednesday that the government may adopt more expansionary measures later this year as Parliament adopted the latest package of so-called positive interventions.
Turkey appears to be upping the ante in the Eastern Mediterranean as it presented its claims in the area through a collection of maps that were submitted to representatives of the foreign embassies in Ankara, last Friday.
MPs are due to vote on Tuesday evening for the package of “positive measures” submitted to Parliament on Monday by the government, which hopes that the relief measures will provide SYRIZA with a boost ahead of the May 26 European and local elections.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was in no mood to give Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras any respite after he got through another confidence vote on Friday.