Greek Legislative Elections: New Democracy Leads but Falls Short of Majority

On May 21, Greece held its legislative elections. The party led by Kyriákos Mitsotákis, New Democracy (Νέας Δημοκρατίας), emerged as the frontrunner, securing 40.8% of the total vote. In contrast, the left-wing Syriza party received 20.1%, while the Socialist Pasok party garnered 11.7% and the Communists KKE secured 7.1%. Despite New Democracy being in the lead, the party fell short of obtaining the required majority of 45% of the votes. As a result, they claimed 146 seats in Parliament, which is five seats below the threshold of 151 needed for a parliamentary majority.

Turkish Presidential Elections: A second round will be necessary

On May 14, Turkish citizens participated in the presidential and legislative elections, which have captured widespread attention. Since neither candidate reached the necessary threshold of 50% of the vote, it has been determined that a second round of voting will be required.

Opening of IE Arts and Humanities Week

On April 24, the IE Foundation celebrated its Opening of IE Arts and Humanities Week. The event revolves around the foundation’s focus on art, and the event is doing so through collaboration with artists from the Festival Urbano de Arte Digital de Madrid (MMMAD). The Foundation invited a panel of three different artists to come and talk.

IMF Approves $3 Billion Loan to Sri Lanka

On March 20, Sri Lanka obtained a $3 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The reason behind this loan is that the country is currently grappling with its most severe financial crisis since gaining independence from Britain in 1948.

Vo Van Thuong Elected as New Vietnamese President

On March 2, Vietnam underwent a significant leadership change, as Vo Van Thuong was appointed as the new president by the National Assembly. Thuong took over the presidency following the resignation of his predecessor Nguyen Xuan Phuc in January.

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