By Antonis Anzoletou

In the “dance” of post-election partnerships, the parties will continue to move in the coming week as well. After the accident in Tempi, the landscape is a “dome” and the first Sunday will be the “guide” of the developments. From the government camp they declare that there is no alternative way of governing the country other than self-reliance.

They are convinced that a majority of 151 MPs can be achieved by seeking a percentage of more than 33% in simple proportionality. They highlight the stability that single-party governments provide, as well as the required speed in decision-making, especially in times of crisis.

Two new polls attest to the change of scenery that occurred after the train accident. METRON ANALYSIS pegs New Democracy’s lead in voter intent at 4.7%, while MRB shows the margin at 3.3%.

In Koumoundourou, they are optimistic about the turn things have taken, talking about a change in the climate in society. Just from the fact that the prime minister spoke about second ballots, it is a sign that Herodos Atticus has realized that the “train” of self-reliance has been lost.

The risk of a “soft vote” has not gone away and is a possibility that cannot be ruled out. The possibility, i.e. the simple analogy, will lead some citizens to operate in an environment of “European elections” and to stay away from the screens. At the same time, the anti-systemic vote after Tempe cannot be ruled out to encourage abstention as well. The New Democracy, which has proposed and believes in the autonomy of the second elections, trembles at such a possibility.

A narrow defeat of SYRIZA would not be a disaster for the party of Alexis Tsipras. The same does not apply to Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who has dominated polls since 2016. That is, for more than 85 months. However, no one can predict that only the voters of the “right-wing apartment building” will choose the protest. The parties are moving in the direction of mobilizing voters with the aim, among other things, of approaching, even at the last moment, those who intend to turn their backs on the political system.

The tours of the political leaders have intensified and the tones have now skyrocketed. Given that the Parliament will be closed after Easter, the debate, if it does not take place in the public television studios, will take place from the “balconies” of the electoral regions that will be visited by the political leaders. Constant contact with the public is a means of increasing participation.

The battle of communication and image will be fought once again between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Alexis Tsipras. The reception of the citizens to the leaders, the slogans and the full squares will enter the game of the ballot box.

The government last week found the opportunity to change the agenda in a highly privileged field concerning the Evros fence and immigration. It was an opportunity for Kyriakos Mitsotakis to recall the spring of 2020, the unpleasant things that happened in the Akriti area and the effectiveness of the state apparatus.

Maximos’ initiative to sign the extension of the fence is estimated to have given extra points to Kyriakos Mitsotakis. SYRIZA chose to keep a low profile and simply clarify that the non-funding of the fence by the European Union was voted even by MPs of the European People’s Party. It is not opposed, they clarify, they just do not consider it to be the essential way of intervention for the immigrant/refugee issue.