POLITICO Greek Prime Minister Nikos Anastasiades has said he is in a “very strong” position to take the reins of the country’s democracy at the next elections, in two years.
The latest polls indicate the Greek people have rejected a leftist government and a left-wing populist party have ruled Greece for the past five years.
Anastasiads, in a statement published on Saturday, said the results of Sunday’s vote would be announced by the end of May.
He said that he would not be seeking re-election until a new government was formed.
The prime minister is also due to meet the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew.
The church’s patriarch is in Athens as a goodwill gesture.
A new government would be a “political rupture” that would lead to a Greek exit from the euro, Anastasisades said, adding that his government would also be “more cautious” in implementing the austerity measures imposed by his predecessors.
But Anastakis said the country could not continue to have a Greek-dominated Parliament and its economy would remain under “political pressure” because of Greece’s economic crisis.
He added that a new parliament would not change the constitution and would not have any constitutional powers over Greece’s national budget.
A new prime minister would be expected to enact a number of reforms, including the abolition of a controversial law that restricts the ability of non-EU member states to access the countrys financial markets.
Anastasias also said the new government’s aim would be to “make Greece a safe and stable country.”
The government will “be guided by the interests of all Greeks and the interests and aspirations of all people,” he said.
While Anastasis was adamant that the government would not go to war, he added that it would have to “examine all the options” to protect the country.
He said the parliament would vote on the reform of the financial market rules in June and would then elect a new prime ministership.
The new primeminister will then face the country at the polls in early May, Anestasades said.