SYRIZA and ND shadow box over next presidential election

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

New Democracy denied on Thursday that it has any plans to propose former socialist prime minister Kostas Simitis or ex-PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos as future presidential candidates amid a clash with SYRIZA over how to decouple the appointment of the next head of state from possible snap elections.

The opposition party’s spokeswoman Maria Spyraki rebuffed on Thursday hints by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the conservatives are seeking to do a deal with PASOK, or its current incarnation Movement for Change (KINAL). During the debate on the con...

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