Mitsotakis and Kasselakis compete to burnish patriotic credentials

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Far Right, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA

The naming by New Democracy of controversial Greek Albanian politician Fredi Beleri as a candidate in the upcoming European Parliament elections has aroused a predictable degree of controversy among the opposition but is seen by the conservatives as a way of shoring up support against threat from far-right parties.

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis is said to have settled on Beleri after weighing up the diplomatic risks inherent in his candidacy and reactions against him by sections of his party, in order to revive flagging support for New Democracy among the right-wing segm...

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