Loverdos sees party launch in six months

Andreas Loverdos, who last month left PASOK to found his RIKKSY political movement, on Wednesday said the new party will be officially launched six months from now.

During a presentation Wednesday of RIKKSY’s platform, which centered around proposals to bolster growth and fight red tape, the former health minister rejected speculation that the new party will simply be a new version of the Socialist party, “PASOK 2,” as he put it.

The former Socialist heavyweight also said he would turn down any proposal to become a minister in the event of government reshuffle.