The governing New Democracy party has emerged as the single-biggest party in elections held in Greece on Sunday.

It won 41% of the vote on Sunday, a slight increase on its performance in the previous election. It has secured 146 seats, only a few short of the 151 needed for a majority in Greece’s 300-member legislature.

Syriza, a left-wing party which governed Greece from 2015 to 2019, came second, but did poorly compared to the previous Greek election. On Sunday Syriza won 20% of the vote, a decline of more than ten percentage points.

Three other parties won seats to the Greek Parliament – the Movement for Charge, the Greek Communist Party, and Greek Solution.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who has served as the head of government since 2019, said the result was a ‘political earthquake’.

Mitsotakis also said he would consider calling a snap election to secure an outright majority, so as to allow his party to govern the country alone.

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