Ex-PM throws weight behind PASOK effort

Ex-PM throws weight behind PASOK effort

Costas Simitis, a former prime minister and leader of PASOK, yesterday sought to galvanize pro-reform centrist voters ahead of the national elections.

Speaking on the 41st anniversary of PASOK’s founding, Simitis said that the party, now under Fofi Gennimata, must appeal to “those who turn their backs on the nationalist conservative right and the nationalist populist left.”

The distribution of power between these two camps generates dogmatism and endless confrontation, said Simitis, who became PM in the mid-1990s riding the Third Way wave in politics.

“We must have the inspiration and the courage to take the new path dictated by the circumstances,” he said.