Tagged: New Democracy

New Democracy vice-president: Tsipras reshuffles cabinet to give his cronies jobs

In a Corfu press conference Saturday, the vice-president of New Democracy, Adonis Georgiadis, said: “Yesterday’s reshuffle confirmed all of New Democracy’s fears. The same people were recycled,with very few changes; his ministers’ and deputy ministers’ responsibilities were increased precisely so Tsipras could help out his cronies and manage whatever remaining political time he has left […]

New Democracy leader to tour Zakynthos on Wednesday

The President of New Democracy and main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is scheduled to visit the island of Zakynthos on Wednesday, where he has arranged to meet with Mayor Pavlos Kolokotsas and local bodies to discuss tourism. Mr. Mitsotakis will also visit the gulf of Laganas and tour the nesting areas of Caretta Caretta turtles. […]

Mitsotakis: Israel is a strategic partner for Greece

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, president of Greece’s major opposition party, New Democracy (ND), met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his official 3-day visit in Israel, Sunday. Mitsotakis said the meeting was ‘exceptionally interesting and very warm’, adding that it reaffirmed the excellent relations between the two nations. Mitsotakis dubbed Israel a strategic partner for Greece and […]

PM Tsipras to meet with Mitsotakis on constitution revision and electoral law

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet on Thursday with leader of main opposition New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis to discuss the constitutional revision and the electoral law. Earlier, on Tuesday he will meet with Independent Greeks (ANEL) leader Panos Kammenos, while apart from Mitsotakis, on Thursday he will meet with Communist Party (KKE) general secretary Dimitris […]

New Democracy to oppose development bill in House

New Democracy is going to vote against the development bill submitted to Parliament recently by the government, despite some high-ranking party members feeling that the conservatives should support the draft legislation. The decision to vote against the bill was taken during a meeting of the party’s coordinating body last Tuesday. The main reason put forward […]

Tsipras poised to discuss changes to electoral law

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plans to meet opposition leaders in the coming weeks to discuss possible changes to Greece’s electoral law, Dailyhellas understands, with the government hoping that changes to the current system will be voted through Parliament by the end of next month. Tsipras is aiming to garner a supermajority of at least 200 […]

New Democracy strongly criticizes Turkey’s plans for Koran readings in Hagia Sophia

The decision of Turkey to allow Koran readings in Hagia Sophia was strongly criticized by main opposition New Democracy, which noted in a statement that Hagia Sophia was an age-old symbol of the Orthodox Christian church adding that this self-evident fact had been respected by all governments of the modern Turkish state, which had treated […]

New Democracy to adopt more aggressive opposition strategy

The leader of the main opposition party Kyriakos Mitsotakis intends to adopt a more aggressive strategy against the coalition government, with the controversial tax and pension system reform providing the main battleground in Parliament. New Democracy’s aim will be to attract voters from social groups which moved away from the conservative party in the recent […]

Mitsotakis grapples with ND’s dire finances

Having taken over the New Democracy leadership after his surprise win in the conservatives’ January 20 elections and subsequently met with other party leaders, Kyriakos Mitsotakis now faces the challenging task of getting the political group’s finances under control. Mitsotakis has inherited the control of a heavily indebted organization. New Democracy’s debts stand at 210 […]

Ol. Gerovassili accuses New Democracy of their stance on TV licences tender

Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili on Wednesday accused New Democracy party of their stance on the tender for television licenses. “The main opposition party defends the old and corrupted system,” she said. “New Democracy denies the consensual establishment of the independent authority of the radio and television council,” she said accusing them of trying to block […]

Centrist Potami needs shake-up to survive, says MP

The election of Kyriakos Mitsotakis as New Democracy leader has prompted opposition parties with whom the conservatives now may be vying for votes to consider how to improve their appeal, as well as to begin discussing changes to the electoral law. PASOK has already lost one MP in the wake of Mistotakis’s victory, as Socialist […]

Mitsotakis seen on way to surprise win in New Democracy leadership vote

Former administrative reform minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was seen springing a surprise by winning Sunday’s vote for the New Democracy leadership. With around half of the votes counted, Mitsotakis had just edged ahead of his rival Evangelos Meimarakis, who led the party briefly between July and November. Mitsotakis was expected to dominate in Attica, securing him […]

New Democracy supporters go to polls to elect new leader

New Democracy supporters were voting in the final round of the party’s leadership election on Sunday. Evangelos Meimarakis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis are battling it out for the conservative presidency after finishing first and second respectively in the first round of voting in December. The voting process was reportedly going smoothly apart from at a polling […]

Meimarakis and Mitsotakis send their message prior ND election day

The two candidates for the leadership of New Democracy, Vagelis Meimarkais and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, sent their final message to ND’s supporters with less than 24 hours to go before the polls open. “I believe I will win,” Mr. Mitsotakis told, He also reiterated that he would bring a new era for New Democracy, since he […]

Meimarakis-Mitsotakis tension over ND leadership escalates

With just over two weeks left for the second round of elections for a new President in New Democracy, the two candidates have begun to escalate their campaign efforts. The conflict between Evangelos Meimarakis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis had mostly been on an ideological level, however recent interviews with the candidates show that there are differences […]

ND leadership election campaigns enter final stretch

Only nine days are left until New Democracy’s elections for a new leaded and the four candidates – Evangelos Meimarakis, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Apostolos Tzitzikostas and Adonis Georgiadis – are escalating their campaign efforts. Aside from dispelled rumors of the various candidates withdrawing from the election race, the four candidates are concerned over the ‘intervention’ of […]