Next government in strong position to decouple presidential vote from snap elections

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA
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Relying on just a simple majority, the next Greek government will have the opportunity to decouple the election of the president of the republic from possible snap elections, thereby removing any uncertainty regarding how long its term in office will last.

This was the most significant outcome of Thursday’s second round of voting on proposals for the revision of Greek constitution. The method of electing the Greek president is seen as one of the most significant changes that the political system can make.

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