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It is Official: Greek Elections June 17th 2012

It is official. Next Greek elections will take place on June 17th 2012. The Parliament is set to convey again on June 28th, according to a Presidential Degree published on Saturday morning at 9 am. With the Presidential Degree the Parliament is being dissolved.

As the elections are considered ‘repeat elections’ voters will not have to mark with a cross the names of candidates. They will be elected according to lists set by party leaders.

The first party to emerge from elections gets a 50-seats bonus. Parties registered as coalitions cannot receive this bonus, unless they get double rates from the first registered party. Example if nea Dimocratia gets 30% of the votes, SYRIZA will have to get 60% to be granted the 50-seats bonus. SYRIZA considers to be registered as a party for June-17 elections.

May-6 elections produced no majority for any political party, 10-day long talks to form a coalition government failed.

June-17 elections are considered as the most crucial elections after the end of military dictatorship in 1974.

With anti-bailout left-wing SYRIZA having emerged second during the May-6 elections, pressure against Greek voters is high with Greece’s lenders threatening with euro exit.

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PS Only general elections. No euro-referendum. OK?

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3 comments

  1. If no majority again , do they have elections indefinitely?

  2. Just curious, has any Greek party talked about reform, with or without stimulus? What are their plans?

  3. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.”
    Words of wisdom, most commonly attributed to Albert Einstein.