Tsipras: “Mitsotakis may go to early elections!”
The leader of the main opposition Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras, said that Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis could hold early elections.
Aleksis Tsipras, leader of the main opposition Radical Left Alliance (SYRIZA), said Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis could hold early elections before talks for next year's budget.
According to the news of the state agency AMNA, Tsipras made statements regarding the general election in his address to the political secretariat of his party.
Tsipras, who suggested that Mitsotakis, whose normal mandate will expire in July 2023, designed an amendment to the election law to hold early elections before discussing next year's budget, underlined that both the telephone wiretapping scandal in the country and the general economic difficulties in the country put pressure on Mitsotakis.
The last general election in Greece was held in July 2019. The New Democracy Party (YDP), led by Mitsotakis, came to power alone with 39.85 percent of the vote, owning 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament.
Popular support for Mitsotakis dwindles
A recent public opinion poll conducted in the country revealed that public support for the government of Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis was declining.
As a result of the survey conducted by the public opinion research company GPO on August 22-24 with the participation of 1000 people, it was observed that the difference between Prime Minister Mitsotakis and the leader of the main opposition Tsipras, which was 8-10 percent in the last 3 years, decreased to 6 percent for the first time.
31.4 percent of the respondents said they would vote for ND Party "if there were an election tomorrow" and 25.1 percent said they would vote for SYRIZA.