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Mitsotakis targets working class votes, centre-left struggles with leadership race
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is trying to strengthen his connection with the working class – a section of society where his party is competing for votes with SYRIZA, which has repeatedly highlighted its efforts to protect the most vulnerable, such as strengthening labour rights and using part of this year’s fiscal overperformance to provide money to struggling households.
The conservatives are due to begin their “pre-conferences” ahead of the main party event in December in the working class neighbourhood of Nikaia, near Piraeus, on Sunday. ND spokesman Vassilis Kikilias said on Thursday that this was a deliberate choice...
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