Speculation is growing that Alexis Tsipras might call early elections after he looks set not to gain enough support for legislation today to introduce proportional representation, a move which would have helped him cling to power but paralyzed the country.
Under the current rules, the party that gets the most votes gets a 50 seat bonus. Tsipras would need a two thirds majority in parliament to change the law before the next election. A simple majority means the electoral change will apply to the election after the next.
As Greece’s economy enters a new phase of collapse, taxes and unemployment, and Tsipras’ popularity tumbles, he may decide snap elections are his best chance.
An IT company, Singular Logics, controlled by US investment fund KKR, is responsible for counting votes in Greek elections. It is not clear who checks the