By Antonis Anzoletou

Much has been written about the approaching Euro-election. It is perhaps the first time that the conflict for the new representatives in Brussels and Strasbourg has taken on the character of a national election, although the popular mandate that New Democracy received last year in June is not only fresh, but also clear.

In the “game” recently party mechanisms try to involve even her Church in order to achieve their best result. Once the first position is clear the question is what is at stake. Political stability? The prime minister gave the answer last week on the main SKAI news bulletin: “If the result is not good, my life will become a little more difficult” adding, however, that “the government will not collapse.”

In the blue faction, they do not estimate that they will fall under the influence of the 2019 European elections. And if this happens, they have three years ahead of them to return to the percentages of 2023. For the prime minister, there is no discussion of prematurely appealing to the popular verdict. He did not succumb to the “temptations” in the previous four years and everything shows that he will proceed with this logic. In the equation it should be calculated that the New Democracy has a good majority of 158 deputies which cannot be ruled out to increase with three additional seats if the Electoral Court decides that the Spartans will not be represented in Parliament.

All eyes will be on the percentages of the second and third. If SYRIZA, as the latest opinion polls show, retains second place or if PASOK succeeds in overthrowing it, it will play a role in political developments. There is another equally important element that will not go unnoticed by the “radar” of the parties. To what extent will the forces of the center-left arch together manage to overcome the percentage of the New Democracy. In the elections of the summer, SYRIZA, PASOK and Pleussi Eleftherias were in total about eight points short of the blue faction.

A different result that would see the parties moving along the progressive arc, along with the New Left, strengthened would potentially open up a conversation about how there could be a minimum consensus on the way to the national polls. Not that it will be an easy conversation, but there will be a basis.

Kostas Zachariadis, who together with Yiannis Ragousis and Thanasis Theocharopoulos had proposed the “move” of SYRIZA ahead of the European elections to the group of Eurosocialists, put an idea on the table through the Dnews website. The joint descent of the progressive forces in the event that the Electoral Court decides the disqualification of the Spartans’ deputies and the distribution of their seats through elections. Mobility in the space is still there, it’s just that any discussion that opens before June 9 is extremely premature. Stefanos Kasselakis and Nikos Androulakis, after all, with their positions and the “heavy conversations” they have exchanged, they constantly show that it is very difficult to sit at the same table.