ND will seek to work with SYRIZA if it wins vote, Meimarakis says


One day after Greece's main political leaders clashed in a televised debate, conservative opposition chief said Tuesday his New Democracy party would seek to form a ruling coalition with SYRIZA if it wins Sunday's snap vote.

“If New Democracy wins the elections, I will first meet with [SYRIZA leader] Alexis Tsipras to try to form a government,” Meimarakis said.

Questioned about potential alliances during Monday's debate, Tsipras insisted that he believed SYRIZA would win an overall majority but that he would otherwise be prepared to form a “progressive” coalition. He ruled out an “unnatural” alliance with ND, saying “We have radical differences on key issues.”