Greece will hold parliamentary elections in the spring, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday, confirming media reports that the government is considering elections around April.
About this, as writes “European Truth”, reported the agency Reuters .
Mitsotakis’ term ends in July and the elections will be held under a proportional system, making it difficult for any candidate to win, increasing the chances of a repeat vote and a period of heightened political uncertainty.
“The elections will be held in the spring, in fact, at the moment when we will practically exhaust our four-year term,” the prime minister told reporters during a trip to the northern region of Euros.
Mitsotakis, leader of the New Democracy party, which leads the latest polls, added that he would run as a candidate in the Euros constituency for symbolic reasons.
In 2020, tens of thousands of asylum seekers tried to cross the border into the European Union across Greece’s land border with Turkey at Evros after Ankara said it would no longer block migrants from crossing the border.
Tensions between Greece and Turkey, historical rivals as well as NATO allies, have escalated again in recent months.
Presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey are scheduled for June 18, but may be postponed.
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Source: Euro Integration