A fresh start for New Democracy

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New Democracy is making a fresh start. This is a major challenge for its new leadership as the conservative party needs not only express its traditional supporters but also a large chunk of voters who want to see a safe, creative and extroverted Greece standing firmly in the European Union.

These voters are not interested in the inner workings at ND or any other party. What they want is a sense of renewal and efficiency, a plan to govern the country and a clear point of view.

Certain steps have already been made in this direction, demonstrating that the main opposition’s leadership is looking to create a 21st century party that does not rely on decaying mechanisms and outdated standards.

While New Democracy must hold on to its old voters, it also needs attract the younger generations of desperate people with no ideological ties to the party.

A political party stuck in the past cannot move voters or convincingly fight for power. This is why moving forward is ND chief Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s biggest challenge. So far, the signs have been promising.

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