Elections in Greece: between Economic Concerns and the Rule of Law

On 21 May 2023, Greece held general elections using a simple proportional representation system. A total of 36 parties and party coalitions will compete for 300 seats in the parliament.

While some international analysts expect surveillance and corruption scandals to dominate voters’ concerns, public opinion expert, George Siakas, explains that voters’ concern focuses on economic issues and poverty.

Siakis will zoom on internal issues. Voudouri will explore different foreign policy scenarios, should the opposition win, and examine the reactions to Turkish election results.  Dimitriadi will explain the current situation and policies regarding migrants and refugees.

Speakers & Topics

Which are the main Concerns of the Greek Voters?
George Siakas, Assistant Professor of Political Behavior at the Department of Political Science at the Democritus University of Thrace and Research Director of the Public Opinion Research Unit (PORU) at the University of Macedonia Research Institute. Based in Thessaloniki.
Does Greek Foreign Policy depend on the Election Results?
Alexandra Voudouri, research fellow at the prestigious Athens-based ELIAMEP think tank and a journalist. Current correspondent of the daily Kathimerini in Brussels, Voudouri’s expertise is Greek foreign policy and European Affairs. Based in Brussels.
Migration: between Silence and Reality
Angeliki Dimitriadi, migration expert, Head of the Migration Unit and Funded Programmes Manager at ENA Institute for Alternative Policies. Based in Athens.