Rise of small parties creates pre- and post-election complications

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA
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Although opinion polls suggest that Kyriakos Mitsotakis does not have much to worry about as far as clinching a parliamentary majority on June 25 is concerned, a survey published on Tuesday indicates that as many as eight parties could elect MPs, reducing the size of New Democracy’s advantage but also suggesting that post-election politics could be more turbulent than the centre-right leader would have hoped.

Every major opinion poll published since the May 25 vote has indicated that seven parties will enter Parliament. This is two more than the five parties which elected MPs last month. The two additional groupings seen making it into the House are ultra-co...

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