Greece's conservative New Democracy party wins landslide election victory for second 4-year term
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Greece's conservative New Democracy party has emerged victorious in the parliamentary election, securing another four-year term for reformist Kyriakos Mitsotakis as the Prime Minister.
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According to interior ministry figures with most votes counted, New Democracy, a centre-right party, led with 40.5 percent of the vote, securing 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament.
New Democracy's lead of more than 20 points over Syriza, a radical leftist party that governed Greece from 2015 to 2019 during a severe debt crisis, marked a significant victory for Mitsotakis.
Mitsotakis, a former banker, has pledged to boost revenue from Greece's crucial tourist industry, generate employment opportunities, and raise wages to approach the European Union average.
The election result dealt a humiliating blow to Syriza, which suffered the loss of over 30 Members of Parliament.
This election was the second within five weeks, as the initial poll on May 21, conducted under a different electoral system, failed to grant any single party an outright majority in Parliament.
Greece is the southernmost of the countries of the Balkan Peninsula.
Greece has more than 2,000 islands, of which about 170 are inhabited.
President - Katerina N. Sakellaropoulou
Prime Minister - Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Capital - Athens
Currency - euro
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