New Democracy conservative get together chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis is greeted by supporters as he arrives on the get together’s headquarters in Athens, Greece July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek opposition conservatives held a powerful lead over ruling leftist Syriza in snap elections on Sunday, a joint exit ballot by 5 non-public TV stations confirmed.
New Democracy was on the right track to win 38-42% of the vote, exit polls confirmed with 80% of the responses counted. Leftwing Syriza which got here to energy in 2015, would path with 26.5-30.5% in second place.
Sunday’s vote was set handy a second sound victory to the centre-right get together after it additionally received the native European parliament vote in Might.
New Democracy, led by 51-year-old Kyriakos Mitsotakis, promised austerity-worn Greeks tax aid, stronger progress and a pro-investments stance.
The consequence was anticipated handy Mitsotakis an outright majority with 155-167 seats within the 300-seat legislative home, appreciable political capital to make daring coverage decisions.
Against this, Tsipras, who clashed with the nation’s official lenders and introduced Greece to the brink of a euro exit in his battle to undo austerity, had dominated in a partnership with a small rightwing get together and a skinny parliamentary majority.
Reporting by Athens Bureau, Enhancing by William Maclean