In Greece, the EP elections took place on 13 June. They were a non-event. The recently elected conservative government wanted a reaffi rmation of the popular verdict, while the socialist opposition party, knowing that three months is a very short time in which to change the political climate, wanted to hold onto their share of the vote at the national elections. The three small parties tried to capitalise on the greater electoral volatility at EP elections. However, apart from the Greek Communist Party which campaigned against EU membership and the EU Constitution, all the parties focused on domestic political issues. During the campaign everything suggested that the 76 per cent turnout of the previous 1999 elections would drop signifi cantly because of a lack of voter interest.
KeywordsCommunist Party National Election Democracy Party Conservative Government Socialist Party
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