Mitsotakis in Tripoli: ND wants regional elections to be ‘strongly political’

Speaking at a main opposition New Democracy event in Tripoli, ND leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that his party intends to give a strongly political tone to the upcoming elections for regional government, while its goal was for ND-backed candidates to prevail in all 13 regions.

At the event on Saturday evening, he predicted that the elections that will be held in 2019 will signal a major political change in Greece.

“I do not know when the general elections will take place. I hope it is sooner rather than later but we must be ready for all possibilities….the time will come when everyone must be held to account. [Prime Minister Alexis] Tsipras, in his speech in parliament a few days ago, said that he has essentially only been governing the country for 100 days. That the clock, for him, has started counting since the country supposedly emerged from the third programme. In fact, he has been governing the country for 1,414 days…[in which] Greeks became poorer, the country’s dignity was trampled and the economy returned to a deep crisis,” he said.

He also referred to the Prespes Agreement, noting that ND’s warnings about its potential dangers were unfortunately “daily proving justified”.