The deputies of the legislature of Greece took the oath, but soon the parliament will be dissolved, and the Greeks will again have to go to the polls.
The center-right New Democracy Party won the election in May, but did not win an absolute majority. It was not possible to form a coalition government.
Members of the Greek Parliament of the new composition took the oath. The Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Athens and All Hellas Jerome, conducted it for the Orthodox deputies. Four Muslim deputies accepted it on the Koran, and some of the deputies took part in a secular ceremony.
Today, at the second meeting, elections of the chairman and presidium of the legislative body will be held. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will then sign a decree to dissolve parliament and announce new national elections on June 25. A technical cabinet has been set up to prepare new parliamentary elections.