Greek Centrist leader nixes call for alliance


The head of the Union of Centrists, Vassilis Leventis, on Tuesday rejected calls from former PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos for an alliance of centrist parties.

Leventis accused Venizelos in a radio interview of representing the old PASOK, “which made the public sector appointments that destroyed Greece.”

In the interview, the leader of the small centrist party also cast doubt on Mitsotakis’s credentials as a centrist, saying that he had surrounded himself with a number of key figures from the right wing of the party.

“He should look at the decorations around him to understand how much of a centrist he is,” said Leventis.