Greek June Elections 2012: Results 99.95% Votes Counted

With 99.95% of the votes counted, Elections results and seats distributions are as follows:

1. ND 29.66%  129

2. SYRIZA 26.89%  71

3. PASOK 12.28%  33



6. DEMOCRATIC LEFT 6.26%  17

7. KKE 4.5%  12

ND-leader Antonis Samaras will visit the President Karolos Papoulias on Monday at 12:30 noon to receive the mandate to form a government.

As ND does not have the necessary 151-seats for an absolute majority government in a parliament of 300, a coalition is imminent.

On Sunday night, SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras said they will keep the post of main opposition party.

PASOK’s first reaction to results was “no coalition government without SYRIZA”. However, later it softened its tone saying a ND-PASOK-DEMLEFT gov possible.

Nevertheless due to phone calls by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to Samars and Venizelos.

As Greece has no time for political games with its lenders threatening with financial aid stop, do not be surprise to see a new government being formed even on Monday night.

As my “crystal ball” showed yesterday,  a ND-PASOK-DEMLEFT coalition is 98% possible.

PASOK has said that it would not have its officials to hold government posts.

This maybe force Samaras to form a government with the participation of technocrats as well.

It is a political tradition that in case of a two- or three party coalition government, the Prime Minister office is occupied by a third person of a common consent. However Antonis Samaras is adamant to keep the post.

PS at the very end we end up with the same government -more or less…

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One Response to “Greek June Elections 2012: Results 99.95% Votes Counted”

  1. AntonisX Says:

    This is the time to dump those corrupt political traditions. If Samaras wants to be Khalief, let him. No need for any of the other party leaders to join him personally.
    That’s not unprecedented. In other countries it is very normal to have the party leader in parliament and not in government.
    But I still am afraid that the Greek politicians will still be unable to jump over their own shadow and form a government… any government. IMO they will want to keep on playing this ‘game’ of elections…
    I so hope I am wrong in this…

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