Thursday, June 20 2024

Caretaker PM appointed in Greece after the three main party leaders rejected to form a coalition government

 ioannis sarmas sakellaropoulou
The three main party leaders rejected, today, a mandate by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou to form a coalition government, following Sunday’s inconclusive vote. Following that, judge Ioannis Sarmas was appointed as a caretaker prime minister in Greece.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis turned down the mandate on Monday after his ruling New Democracy party scored a big win on Sunday but fell just short of an outright majority. Mitsotakis said that he would seek a second vote on June 25 to secure that majority.
Leader of center-left Syriza party Alexis Tsipras and the leader of socialist party PASOK Nikos Androulakis also rejected the mandate.
President Sakellaropoulou appointed judge Ioannis Sarmas as a caretaker prime minister this afternoon to prepare the country for new election, according to a statement by the presidency.
Although the date has not been formally announced yet, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that if there are no constitutional issues, the repeat election will happen on June 25.