Gennimata withdrawal throws open KINAL leadership race

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: KINAL, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Thodoris Manolopoulos (https://kinimaallagis.gr/)
Photo by Thodoris Manolopoulos (https://kinimaallagis.gr/)

A shadow was cast over the leadership contest at centre-left KINAL on Tuesday when it emerged that current party president, and frontrunner according to the opinion polls, Fofi Gennimata was admitted to the hospital and announced that she would not be standing in the race. Gennimata has been battling cancer since first being diagnosed with the disease in 2008.

Her withdrawal throws the contest wide open as none of the other three existing candidates, ex-ministers Andreas Loverdos and Haris Kastanidis, and MEP Nikos Androulakis had so far been able to mount a serious challenge to Gennimata. It was not clear on...

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