Financial Times: Mitsotakis buoyed by Greeks’ desire for change after Syriza era

26 June 2019
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In an article entitled “Mitsotakis buoyed by Greeks’ desire for change after Syriza era”, Athens correspondent Kerin Hope writes that Greeks are ready for a change and vote for the centre-right leader of New Democracy (ND) Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

The piece points out that after 5 years of SYRIZA and its leader Alexis Tsipra’s confrontational politics, which nearly resulted in a disorderly exit of Greece from the Eurozone area in 2015, Mr. Mitsotakis believes the country is ready for a change.

The article says Mr. Mitsotakis is confident that his party will prevail on the July 7 national elections, as his support in working-class neighbourhoods has increased.

The piece goes on to say that ND holds an 8 to 10 percentage point lead in opinion polls, with a new-found appeal based on promises of tax cuts, after a four-year squeeze on middle-class incomes, and the prospect of new full-time jobs that could slow the pace of emigration by skilled young Greeks. Mr Mitsotakis pledges “immediate” measures to make Greece more attractive to foreign investors and accelerate growth.

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