Updating the New Democracy charter, whose existing limitations were painfully exposed during the recent leadership race, will be the main objective of the conservative party congress which is to be held April 15-17, according to reports.
Organizers hope that changes to the ND rulebook will increase the flexibility of the party's institutions and speed up decision making. Also in line with the new leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s reformist profile, the opposition aims to introduce rules for party donors while introducing an evaluation system for party officials – all the way to the top echelons of the conservative party.
The congress will not deal with strict ideological matters, reports said.
According to a public survey published Wednesday, if elections were held today SYRIZA would get 24 percent of the vote while New Democracy would take 28 percent.