Pre-election period starts!
With the government of conservative leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis entering its third year, the country is expected from July onward to move into a pre-election period, which has informally already started with the completion of all the parties’ congresses.
According to Stavros Papantoniou’s article published in kathimerini, Greek electoral law states the next elections will be with proportional representation, which means that a hung parliament is likely. If that is the case, a new election will be held with an enhanced majority or bonus system which will allow the winning party to win outright and form a single-party government.
Basically ND wants to make a positive showing in the first election and use that momentum to win the second election – which, at the moment, seems the most probable scenario – and secure a single-party government.
For this reason, ND does not want the first election to be portrayed to the electorate as an intermediate ballot as this could lead to a form of complacency which could jeopardize the goal of single-party rule.
The ultimate goal is for ND to secure around 33-34% in the first election, so that along with a strong party base showing and the polarization of the second election, the way will be paved to form a single-party government.