The 300 MPs elected in the May 21 general elections sworn in on Sunday

The 300 MPs elected in the May 21 general elections sworn in on Sunday

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The 300 deputies elected to Parliament in the May 21 general elections were sworn in on Sunday, in the presence of President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Their term will be extremely short, however, as the present Parliament will be dissolved by presidential decree on Monday, after the MPs elect its presidium, so that a repeat election using a system of enhanced proportional representation can be held on June 25, so that a government can be formed. Cereport reports citing Athens-Macedonian
The May 21 elections, using a system of simple proportional representation, elected five political parties with more than three percent of the overall vote to Parliament. New Democracy came first with 40.79 pct and 146 MPs, followed by SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance with 20.07 pct and 71 MPs, PASOK-KINAL with 11.46 pct and 41 MPs, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) with 7.23 pct and 26 MPs and Elliniki Lysi with 4.45 pct and 16 MPs.
All three top parties returned the exploratory mandates conferred on them by President Sakellaropoulou, saying they were unable to form a government. This resulted in the second "two-day parliament" in Greece's recent history, following that arising in the elections of May 2012.

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