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Greece Elections: Mitsotakis to return coalition government mandate

Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said that he will return a three-day mandate to form a coalition government on Monday afternoon just hours after receiving it from the president at Monday noon.

There are no options for a coalition government, Mitsotakis reportedly said as he expects to secure an outright majority in the 2nd round of elections.

According to ANT1 TV, the PM called main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras and informed him about his plans.

He reportedly also told the leader of SYRIZA that based on the elections results on Sunday, the new Parliament will take an oath on upcoming Sunday, May 28, and will be dissolved on the following day.

Mitsotakis told Tsipras also that the 2nd round of elections will be on June 25, 2023.

According to the Greek Constitution, once the first party -ND- returns the mandate, the president will give it to the second party -SYRIZA – and if it returns it without results, it will be handed over to the third party -PASOK/KINAL-.

If also PASOK’s exploratory talks for a coalition government fail, then the road is open for the second round of national elections.

With the elections results of Sunday, neither ND nor opposition parties coalitions can form a majority government.

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