Forget the past, says Mitsotakis as he eyes New Democracy leadership


Ex-minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the only New Democracy official to confirm so far his intention of running in the party’s leadership race, believes that the conservatives are too focused on the past and not enough on the future.

Speaking to Skai on Saturday, Mitsotakis said he is keen rebuild the party from scratch. “We have talked a lot about our glorious past but we have to look to the future,” he said.

One of the ND cadres that may be running against Mitsotakis is his former cabinet colleague Adonis Georgiadis. The ex-health minister refused during an appearance on Mega TV on Saturday to rule himself out of the race.

Georgiadis indicated that he would decide on his candidacy after discussions with Makis Voridis, the conservative MP who succeeded him at the Health Ministry.

Georgiadis said there would be no point in both men standing in the contest. Candidacies have to be announced by October 2.