Ex-ministers join forces to launch reform drive

Former PASOK MPs Anna Diamantopoulou (photo) and Giorgos Floridis announced on Thursday that they are launching a new center-left movement, which may become a party that will take part in snap elections early next year if Parliament fails to elect a president.

The two former ministers said they are aiming to attract reformists.

Sources said that the pair are in contact with independent MP Spyros Lykoudis, who left Democratic Left earlier this year and founded his own party Metarythmistes (Reformers).

Diamantopoulou and Floridis have also consulted closely with former Finance Minister Alekos Papadopoulos.