Rifts in New Democracy as Samaras vows to stay as leader

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras presided over the first meeting of New Democracy’s parliamentary group on Thursday but the mood during the gathering suggests that conservative unity will be tested in the days to come.

Samaras made it clear to his MPs that he has no intention of standing down after the January 25 election defeat. He argued that the party needs to focus on “self-preservation,” suggesting that the government’s prospects are so fragile that New Democracy...

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