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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-18

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Samaras receives mandate, begins round of negotiations
  • [02] Final results of Sunday's repeat general elections
  • [03] Greek merchant marine fleet down in April

  • [01] Samaras receives mandate, begins round of negotiations

    AMNA--New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras will try to reach to an agreement for the formation of a coalition government within the day with the political forces that believe in the country's European orientation, as he said, after receiving the exploratory mandate on Monday from the President of Republic Karolos Papoulias.

    Immediately after the conclusion of his meeting with Papoulias, Samaras will start the negotiations with the other leaders of the parties elected to parliament in Sunday's elections.amna

    At 14:00 Samaras will meet with SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and at 18:00 with PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos.

    [02] Final results of Sunday's repeat general elections

    AMNA--The final results of Sunday's repeat general elections, as released by the Interior Ministry, are as follows. The results of the May 6 elections are in brackets:

    New Democracy (Antonis Samaras) 29.66pct (18.88) - 129 seats (108)

    SYRIZA (Alexis Tsipras) 26.89pct (16.76) - 71 seats (52)

    PASOK (Evangelos Venizelos) 12.28pct (13.19) - 33 seats (41)

    Independent Greeks (Panos Kammenos) 7.51pct (10.6) - 20 seats (33)

    Chryssi Avgi (Nikos Mihaloliakos) 6.92pct (6.97) - 18 seats (21)

    Democratic Left (Fotis Kouvelis) 6.25pct (6.10)- 17 seats (19)

    Communist Party of Greece (Aleka Papariga) 4.5pct (8.47) - 12 seats (26)

    According to official ministry figures, there were 9,951,536 registered voters, of which 62.47 percent voted, bringing abstention to a record 37.53 percent.amna

    Invalid and blank votes accounted for 0.99 percent, while 5.98 percent of the vote went to parties that did not gain seats in the 300-member unicameral parliament.

    [03] Greek merchant marine fleet down in April

    AMNA--Greece's merchant marine fleet fell by 3.1 pct in April this year, compared with the corresponding month in 2011, totaling 2,001 vessels, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

    The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that total capacity of the Greek merchant marine fleet totaled 44,061,430 dwt in April, up 2.4 pct from the same month last year.


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