New parliament sworn in, to be dissolved on Friday
AMNA--The new 300-member parliament that emerged from the inconclusive May 6 general elections was sworn in on Thursday shortly before noon.
The shortest-lived parliament in Greece's history is due to be dissolved on Friday by President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias to pave the way for new elections on June 17.amna
The new parliament, according to the results of the elections earlier this month, comprises seven parties: New Democracy (ND-108 seats), Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA-52 seats), PASOK (41 seats), Independent Greeks (33 seats), Communist Party of Greece (KKE-26 seats), the ultra-right Chryssi Avghi (21 seats), and Democratic Left (DIMAR-19 seats).
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