2019 European Parliament election in Greece

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Reports, analyses and information on the electoral campaign and the aftermath of the European Parliament election held in Greece on 26 May 2019.

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Attitudes in Greece towards the European Union indicate increasing EU appreciation but are largely negative compared to the European average. The financial bailout of Greece officially ended in August 2018. However, it must still implement policy commitments. A main concern of the Greek population is the issue of immigration.

The European elections coincide with municipal and regional elections, which means citizens will take many factors into consideration.

The centre-right party New Democracy (ND) was forecasted to double its seats from five to ten in the European parliament and win between 25% - 30% of the vote, followed by the ruling left-wing SYRIZA party with circa 20-25%.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a snap general election after SYRIZA suffered a severe beating in the European Parliament and regional elections. SYRIZA won only about 24% of the vote in the European Parliament election, while the opposition New Democracy party won 33%.

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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: 2019 European parliament election in Greece https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Parliament_election_in_Greece
Politico, 04/12/2018: POLITICO Greece Playbook, presented by European Gaming and Betting Association: Post-bailout blues — New Democracy rides high — Tsipras, EU’s biggest reform https://www.politico.eu/newsletter/2019-european-election/politico-greece-playbook-presented-by-european-gaming-and-betting-association-post-bailout-blues-new-democracy-rides-high-tsipras-eus-biggest-reform/
The Economist, 21/03/2019: Syriza, Greece’s ruling party, is headed for electoral defeat https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/03/21/syriza-greeces-ruling-party-is-headed-for-electoral-defeat
Euractive, 27/03/2019: EU country briefing: Greece https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/eu-country-briefing-greece/
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, 17/04/2019: European Elections in Greece: the poor relation https://www.rosalux.eu/topics/elections-and-parties/european-elections-in-greece-the-poor-relation/
The London School of Economics and Political Sciene, 13/05/2019: European Parliament elections preview: Greece https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/05/13/european-parliament-elections-preview-greece/
Clingendael, 17/05/2019: The 2019 EP Election from A Greek Perspective https://www.clingendael.org/publication/2019-ep-election-greek-perspective
Ekathimerini, 27/05/2019: Snap election in Greece to have positive impact on economy: experts http://www.ekathimerini.com/240977/article/ekathimerini/business/snap-election-in-greece-to-have-positive-impact-on-economy-experts
Euro|Topics, 28/05/2019: Tsipras calls snap election after defeat https://www.eurotopics.net/en/220702/tsipras-calls-snap-election-after-defeat

News
Politico: European Elections Greece https://www.politico.eu/2019-european-elections/greece/
Euractiv, 26/04/2019: Greek centre-right party accused of ‘censoring’ EPP’s Weber https://www.euractiv.com/section/enlargement/news/greek-centre-right-party-accused-of-censoring-epps-weber/
Reuters, 10/05/2019: Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote weeks before EU election https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-parliament-vote/greek-pm-tsipras-wins-confidence-vote-weeks-before-eu-election-idUSKCN1SG25P
Bloomberg, 10/05/2019: Greece's Tsipras Wins Confidence Vote Ahead of Triple Elections https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-10/greece-s-tsipras-wins-confidence-vote-ahead-of-triple-elections
The National Herald, 18/05/2019: SYRIZA Playing Catch-up for May 26 EU, Greek Municipal Elections https://www.thenationalherald.com/244684/syriza-playing-catch-up-for-may-26-eu-greek-municipal-elections/
Ekathimerini, 18/05/2019: ND maintains 6.5 percent lead over SYRIZA, poll shows http://www.ekathimerini.com/240635/article/ekathimerini/news/nd-maintains-65-percent-lead-over-syriza-poll-shows
Ekathimerini, 20/05/2019: Euro elections seen as pivotal http://www.ekathimerini.com/240646/article/ekathimerini/news/euro-elections-seen-as-pivotal
Politico, 26/05/2019: Greece’s Tsipras calls snap election after EU poll drubbing https://www.politico.eu/article/greece-alexis-tsipras-calls-snap-election-after-eu-poll-drubbing-syriza/
Euronews, 27/05/2019: Greece headed to snap elections after Syriza defeat in EU vote https://www.euronews.com/2019/05/27/greece-headed-to-snap-elections-after-syriza-defeat-in-eu-vote
The Independent, 27/05/2019: Greece election: Prime minister Tsipras calls snap poll after European parliament losses https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/greece-snap-election-alexis-tsipras-european-election-loss-new-democracy-syriza-a8931381.html

Official
europeanelections.eu: How to Vote in Greece https://www.european-elections.eu/how-to-vote/greece

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