Monday, September 17, 2007

Small parties sweep

Yesterdays election results is set to change the way politics are done, we hope. While New Democracy is set to govern, the small parties of Greece took a sizable chunk of the votes.
SYRIZA which barely scraped in last election came in well above the 3% minimum, as did LAOS and of course the KKE which increased its size in parliament.

Of course the biggest loser is PASOK which saw its worst result since 1977. That is currently taking the headlines at the moment. But all parties shoulld take note from this result as it showed a huge retreat from the large parties and a huge number of people who did not vote at all.

4 comments:

Hans A.H.C. de Wit said...

is voting madatory in Greece?

John said...

Not anymore Hans. It was since 2000 or something. Many Greeks didn't vote (about 20%)!!!

V@g€Li$ said...

Actually it is mandatory, but there are no consequences if you don't vote...

Vassili said...

Greece Belgium and Australia voting is mandatory and Vangelis is quite right, there are no consequences - or should i say a recent bill by parliament says that though voting is mandatory, the government will not prosecute if you do not vote