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Kyriakos Mitsotakis Elected New Democracy President

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected as New Democracy president on Sunday. It was a close encounter as Kyriakos Mitsotakis overcame his opponent Evangelos Meimarakis to secure the support of New Democracy's followers. The number of people who came out to vote on...

Meimarakis Wins First Round of New Democracy Leadership Election

Evangelos Meimarakis is the winner of Sunday's election for the presidency of the New Democracy party, the main political opposition force in Greece, without, however, securing the party's reigns as of yet. Meimarakis, who served as interim party president from July 2015 until November...

Meimarakis Steps Down From New Democracy Presidency

Evangelos Meimarakis announced on Tuesday afternoon that he is resigning as interim president of New Democracy, in the aftermath of the conservative party's failure to hold the scheduled presidential elections this past Sunday. The former interim chief cited the party's unity as a reason for...

Greek Political Opposition Leader Attacks Government for Deception

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Evangelos Meimarakis on Wednesday sternly attacked the government claiming that it deceived the Greek people during its (SYRIZA) election campaign on the occasion of the tabling of the draft law on non-performing loans...

We Are At War With Terrorists, ND Leader Meimarakis Says

"We are sending a message to terrorists. All the European, democratic forces will act jointly. We will not allow people to be seduced by extreme, populist voices," New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis said during a speech in Athens. Meimarakis added...

New Democracy Leader Meimarakis: 'We Will Not Vote for Tax Measures'

New Democracy (ND) leader Evangelos Meimarakis late on Thursday said that the main opposition party will not vote for any tax measures provided that he remains in the leadership. Meimarakis, who was speaking at a party event at Volos, Magnesia,...

New Democracy President: Bailout Review and Greek Bank Recapitalization Should be Separated

New Democracy (ND) leader Vangelis Meimarakis called on the government to immediately separate the issue of recapitalizing the systemic Greek banks from the pending evaluation by the Institutions. He also accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of lying to the Greek people,...

Greek Political Opposition Leader Calls for Creation of EU Coast Guard

New Democracy Interim President Evangelos Meimarakis has called for the establishment of a European Union Coast Guard. The European Union does not have an established common border patrol body. Frontex is a coordinating body that helps member states cooperate in...

Meimarakis: Potential Tax Increases Will be Harmful to Greek Economy and Society

If the government imposes any more taxes on Greek citizens, the results will be disastrous for the economy and society, main opposition leader Vangelis Meimarakis said, on Monday. “I keep hearing government members speak of new extraordinary taxes for employees,...

New Democracy Presidential Candidates Declare Unity Following Conflict

New Democracy's four candidates emerged out of their meeting on Wednesday with a message of party unity. The four candidates Adonis Georgiadis, Kiriakos Mitsotakis, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, and interim President Evangelos Meimarakis met on Wednesday in the follow up to an inter-party...