Mitsotakis wins a second term in Greece, vows to speed up reforms – News Block

The leader of Greece’s conservative New Democracy party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, vowed to speed up reforms following his landslide victory on Sunday in the country’s second election in five weeks that gave him a comfortable parliamentary majority to form a government for a second four-term term. years.

Jubilant supporters gathered outside the party’s headquarters in Athens, cheering, clapping, setting off fireworks and waving blue and white party flags. The almost complete results show that his party won just over 40.5% of the vote, crushing its main rival, the left-wing Syriza party, which was struggling to reach 18%, 2 percentage points less than in the last elections in May.

“With today’s election result, Greece opens a new historic chapter in its course,” Mitsotakis said in a televised statement. The voters, he said, “gave us a strong mandate to move faster in the course of the great changes our country needs. In a strong and mature way they have permanently closed a traumatic cycle of lies and toxicity that held the country back and divided the society”. .”

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