Buoyed by strong ratings, Mitsotakis opts for caution on Novartis probe

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Corruption, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has ruled out the possibility of New Democracy instigating a preliminary investigation into SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras over the Novartis affair, suggesting that the current premier sees no political benefit from such a move at a time that his party seems to have strong public support.

Mitsotakis let it be known via his aides that he has no intention of sending his political opponents to court and that prime ministers should be judged “at the polls, in the conscience of citizens and in the pages of history.” This put an end to specula...

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