Greece needs a robust opposition party that will be able to form an efficient and effective government when the time comes.
The two-day New Democracy conference that took place in Athens over the weekend presented the leadership with an excellent opportunity to promote fresh faces and inject new ideas that could give the conservative party some much-needed rejuvenation.
As global developments demonstrate, nothing can be taken for granted these days. The party of Kyriakos Mitsotakis must convince the electorate that it has capable staff in its ranks who can come up with practical and feasible solutions to a wide range of problems and challenges.
New Democracy will have to inspire confidence that it can respond to calls for renewal and to the need for unity, because the temptation to stray from these fundamental principles is set to intensify in the coming months.