Political Upstart Causes Electoral Upset in Greece

by | Sep 25, 2022 | News | 0 comments

Larissa, Republic of Greece – In a surprising electoral upset, the 24 year old politician Stefania Pachis has pushed her Progressive Movement to an unprecedented victory, securing 152 out of 300 seats. The party thereby unseats the loyalist Imperial Party that has controlled the Greek government ever since the surrender of Greece to the Queendom of Macedon in 2069.

Analysts were quick to call the results a protest vote against the Imperial Government, however in her own victory speech miss Pachis was quick to dismiss that theory and instead insisted that the Greek people voted for her party’s proven record on progressive positions and its plans to lower unemployment and raise the minimum wage. “The people of Greece are a loyal people, we have served the Federation but now it is time that our own interests are considered as well” She stated in her announcement.

As leader of the largest party and without the need for a coalition government, the Greek Parliament will likely appoint her as the President of Greece once it is seated on Monday. Her first goal is expected to be the negotiated lowering of Greek contributions to the Imperial budget. The relatively high financial burdens placed on Greece while less developed regions like Syria and Asia Minor primarily receive money from the Imperial coffers has long been a thorn in the eye of many Greeks. These Greeks feel that they must work hard for another country’s people and that the high financial burden has handicapped the economy. The Chief Magistrate and Magistrate of Finance likely face tough negotiations ahead.

The electoral results are also likely to cause concern within the Imperial Palace as while Stefania Pachis has publicly stated she supports the Empress and her right to rule, she also believes that the power of the monarch must be subject to common sense and written restrictions. As opposed to the status quo where Imperial powers are unlimited on paper but restricted in practice.

Regardless of what may happen, Greek politics and by extension Athenian politics have irrevocably changed tonight.