Mitsotakis mixes old hands and technocrats to stamp reformist bent on cabinetPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s first cabinet reveals a strategy for reforming Greece by mostly putting experienced ministers in key posts and backing them up with a layer of specialists underneath.
Mitsotakis sworn in as prime minister as attention turns to Cabinet picksPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis set about appointing the team to carry out his mandate to transform Greece after New Democracy’s landslide election victory on Sunday.
Mitsotakis earns space to govern with big win, Tsipras limits damagePoliticsGreek Politics
Sunday’s elections delivered a big win for Kyriakos Mitsotakis and New Democracy, which will have a very workable majority in the next Parliament, but did not led to the crushing defeat that many expected for SYRIZA and Alexis Tsipras.
Mitsotakis pleads for strong mandate as polls suggest ND heading for landslide winPoliticsGreek Politics
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis held his main campaign rally in Athens on Thursday night, urging voters to give him clear mandate to govern even though the latest opinion polls suggest that the centre-right party is already on course for an outright majority in the next Parliament.
Mitsotakis, ND officials rebuff suggestion of credit linePoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis and senior New Democracy officials have distanced themselves from the suggestion that if their party wins the elections it will apply for a precautionary credit line from the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and use at least part of Greece’s cash buffer to help banks deal with their non-performing loans.
Comfortable lead allows Mitsotakis to play it safe as Tsipras makes last-ditch attemptPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis is sticking to his core themes of tax cuts and growth as Greece enters the final straight of a low-key election campaign that New Democracy looks set to win comfortably.
Mitsotakis aims to hit ground running as polls point to clear majority on July 7PoliticsGreek Politics
Buoyed by what appears to be a decisive lead in the opinion polls, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been giving out more details about what plans he has for his first days in office.
Outright majority in sight for ND as campaign takes detour through recent pastPoliticsGreek Politics
The campaign for the July 7 elections has taken a brief detour through Greece’s recent past as the main parties try to pin blame for the crisis on each other.
Mitsotakis sets goals for first days in office after July 7 electionsPoliticsGreek Politics
Kyriakos Mitsotakis is continuing his effort to convince voters to participate in the July 7 elections, so they grant New Democracy a clear majority, while SYRIZA is trying to find as many weak points in the centre-right party’s manifesto as possible in order to attack the opposition and prevent a walkover in 10 days.
Mitsotakis steps up pressure on voters to avoid July 7 letdownPoliticsGreek Politics
Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has increased the pressure on voters to back his party on July 7, warning that if there is not a clear outcome, a second vote may have to be held in mid-August, spoiling Greeks’ holidays.