Kyriakos Mitsotakis wins over the Greek Elections of July 2019 and becomes the new Prime Minister, in a stressing time for Greece.
The exit polls have spoken, along with the forecasts from research companies in the country over the past few months. Ever since European Elections in May, the political climate had been set. Center-right party New Democracy has won the elections, after an upward trajectory that could not be stopped. The final vote count gave Mitsotakis almost 40% of the entire voters and this is impressive.
On the other hand, Alexis Tsipras has managed to retain 31.5% of the Greek voters and this is also an accomplishment. Given the turbulent times and the harsh measures that has had taken over the years, along with the political cost of Prespes Agreement and other difficult laws that brought more pressure to society, the percentage he has acquired during the elections is remarkable. And in the light of this percentage, no rumors of succession in the leadership of SYRIZA party has sparked.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis appeared extremely happy at Maximos Mansion on Monday, where Alexis Tsipras welcomed him with a smile. Then, it was time for the new Government to be sworn in. 51 Ministers swore the oath of office, before the Greek President of Democracy and the Archbishop of Athens. It is worth noting that only 5 Ministers are women and the lack of female element was discussed broadly. Moreover, some of the members of the Government come from different political parties and are widely acclaimed for what they have achieved so far, either in their professional background or in previous positions of political value.
Finally, all the political parties have celebrated the fact that the neo-fascist party of Golden Dawn has not gained a place in the Greek Parliament. Mr. Varoufakis, on the other hand, former Ministry of Economy for Alexis Tsipras and leader of the recently established party of Mera25, has been welcomed to the Greek Parliament, as well as Elliniki Lysi (Greek Solution) of Kyriakos Velopoulos.
Congratulations to the winners, hopefully this is going to be the beginning of a new era in the Greek Politics, an era of consensus and collaboration for the greater good of the Greek people. Let’s see how it turns out, shall we?