Buoyed by polls, Mitsotakis rejects option of coalition with PASOK after first elections

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA

A week before Greeks vote in what is likely to be the first of at least two general elections this summer, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, perhaps buoyed by a seemingly strong position in the opinion polls, has dismissed the idea of forming a coalition with centre-left PASOK.

During a televised interview on Sunday, Mitsotakis said there is “no room” for cooperation with PASOK after the May 21 vote “even if this is mathematically possible.” New Democracy and its leader have stepped up their attacks on the opposition party, an...

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